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Police Investigate Shooting in Franklin Township


SOMERVILLE, N.J. –A 29-year-old New Brunswick man was shot and wounded in Franklin Township Wednesday, April 20 and police are searching for the assailant, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Robertson said Franklin Township police received multiple 911 calls around 3:35 p.m. reporting gunshots fired in the area of Fuller Street; responding officers found the shooting victim outside a Fuller Street residence, suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his lower body. The victim was transported to a local trauma center for emergency medical treatment.

Robertson said the shooting was an isolated incident and detectives are trying to determine the motive.

Anyone with information is requested 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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