HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Police Department is requesting help from the public as they try to identify the suspect wanted in connection to a shooting along the western edge of town early Sunday morning.
The shooting occurred in at around 2:30 a.m. on October 11, on the 900 Block of Monroe Street, near an address currently listed as an Amazon Fulfillment Center.
The suspect was seen pulling over in the area of 9th Street between Madison and Monroe in a four-door dark colored sedan.
After exiting the vehicle, the suspect is believed to have approached and shot the victim several times, then returned to the vehicle and exited northbound out of Hoboken.
On the day of the shooting, 5th Ward Councilman Phil Cohen told TAPInto Hoboken, "I have been in touch with [Hoboken Police] Chief [Kenneth] Ferrante and understand that this matter is being actively investigated by the HPD. The investigation to date indicates this was a directed attack and is not a random or indiscriminate shooting."
According to Hoboken Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante, "[Sunday's] incident appears to have no association with multiple shootings that occurred in the Jersey City Heights, Union City & Hoboken this summer," adding, "based on the info I received while at the scene [Sunday] morning and up to this minute, there's no threat to Hoboken residents at this time."
Hoboken, Jersey City and Union City have seen a marked increase in gun violence over the past few months. Jersey City Councilman Yousef Saleh has gone as far as to label the activities as "an ongoing war between two rival groups—one in Hoboken, and one in Jersey City Heights."
If anyone believes they may have information that may assist with the identification of the suspect, please contact Detective Michael Miranda at 201-420-2118 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. All callers may remain anonymous.
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