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POLICE INVESTIGATE FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP SHOOTING

January 4, 2017 at 1:30 PM

SOMERVILLE, N.J. –Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Franklin Township Chief of Police Lawrence Roberts announced that an investigation is ongoing regarding last evening’s shooting in the Somerset section of Franklin Township. 

Prosecutor Robertson stated that at approximately 7:44 p.m., multiple 9-1-1 calls were received by the Franklin Township Police Department, reporting gunshots in the area of Dewald Avenue. Responding officers located a 31 year old male outside a Dewald Avenue residence, suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his leg. Officers provided medical aid to the victim, who was then transported to a local trauma center for emergency treatment.

Prosecutor Robertson stated that detectives from the Franklin Township Police Department, along with detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. The investigation thus far has revealed that this was an isolated incident and the victim was the intended target. 

Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor and Chief Roberts request anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, the Franklin Township Police Department (732) 873-5533 or the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

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