MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - Laurel R. Chasmar of Morris Plains and Hassan Shahid of Jersey City have been identified as the victims of last Saturday's shooting, stated Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.

In the early morning hours of August 5, officers responded to the area of The Highlands at Morris Plains Apartments on The Buckley Way in Morris Plains following a report of possible gunshots in the area.

The homicide of Chasmar, 28, was caused by gunshot wounds inflicted upon her.  Her body was found in Morris Plains.

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The suicide of 32 year old Shahid was caused by a gunshot wound.  His body was found in Morris Township.

The findings were made following an investigation conducted by the Morris County Medical Examiner. Prosecutor Knapp thanked Chief of Police Jason A. Kohn and the Morris Plains Police Department; Acting Chief of Police Mark DiCarlo and the Morris Township Police Department; the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Major Crimes Unit; the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigation Section; and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office who assisted in this matter.