FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Police are investigating the shooting of a New Brunswick man that occurred yesterday in Franklin Township, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.
The unidentified 29-year-old New Brunswick resident was shot outside a home on Fuller Street, in the Somerset section of town, according to police. He suffered a non-life-threatening injury to his lower body.
He received aid on scene before being transferred to a nearby trauma center.
Cops first learned of the shooting around 3:35 p.m. April 19. They received "multiple" 911 calls regarding gunshots fired, according Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.
"Detectives from the Franklin Township Police Department, along with detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene to conduct the investigation," Robertson said in a statement. "The investigation thus far has revealed that this was an isolated incident and detectives are trying to determine the motive."
Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Franklin Township Police Chief Lawrence Roberts ask anyone with information regarding this incident 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.
This is a developing story that will be updated when more information comes in.