SOMERSET, NJ - A 20-year-old unidentified local woman is listed in critical condition following a shooting in the area of Phillips Road and Matilda Avenue, according to a news release. 

Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting shots fired Tuesday evening at approximately 7:20 pm. Officers responding to the call found an unconscious woman in the driver's side of a vehicle, according to officials. 

"Once officers observed that the female driver had been shot, she was removed from the vehicle and with the assistance of medical personnel, emergency lifesaving measures were initiated," Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said in a news release. 

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The victim was transported to an area trauma center and is listed in critical condition, police say. 

Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Crime Scene Investigations and Forensics Unit, and the Franklin Township Police Department responded to conduct the investigation which remains active and on-going, according to officials. 

Somerset County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 in reward money for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for this shooting.  

Robertson requests anyone with information to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ.       

Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS(8477) or online at or at and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.           

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