SOMERVILLE, NJ – Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and Franklin Township Police are investigating the third shooting within the past two weeks in the Somerset section of the township.
The latest shooting occurred Monday night, May 1, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.
Police received a 911 call at 8:56 p.m. reporting gunshots in the area of Mark and Parkside Streets. Police found a 21-year-old man in the area of Millstone Road and Route 27, suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his right forearm.
Officers provided medical aid to the victim, who was transported to a local trauma center for emergency treatment. The victim is not cooperating with law enforcement authorities, according to Robertson.
The victims in the other two shootings included an 18-year-old woman who was shot April 28 on Baier Avenue, and a 29-year-old New Brunswick man who was shot on Fuller Street April 20. Neither suffered serious injuries.
Robertson requests anyone with information regarding the shootings to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, the Franklin Township Police Department (732) 873-5533. Those individuals requesting to remain anonymous can call the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or go 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.