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Franklin Township: Police Investigating Multiple Memorial Day Shootings

David Anderson Credits: Courtesy of Somerset County Prosecutor's Office

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Franklin Township Police Department is actively investigating multiple shootings that occurred in the township over the holiday weekend, including a man getting hit by a stray bullet while in his second-floor bedroom, according to a police report.

Detectives from the Franklin Township Police Department and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit are involved in the investigations. 

"On Friday, May 27, at approximately 8:58 p.m., a 9-1-1 call was received by the Franklin Township Police Department reporting gunshots fired at a Minetta Road residence," Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said in a statement. "The resident advised that he heard approximately five gunshots. A bullet hole was located inside the residence in a bedroom wall. No injuries were reported, and no suspects have been identified."

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Saturday at approximately 3:03 a.m., a 9-1-1 call was received by the Franklin Township Police Department reporting gunshots fired in the area of Victor Street with a gunshot victim, according to police reports. 

Upon arrival on the scene officers discovered a 33-year-old male in a Victor Street residence suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his right shoulder, according to police. 

The victim was provided medical aid and sent to the local trauma center for treatment, according to police. 

Law officials say, the victim was in his bedroom on the second floor and was hit by a stray bullet that entered through his window and struck him in the shoulder. Several 9mm casings were found outside the residence, according to police reports. 

 "Detectives from the Franklin Township Police Department along with detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and Crime Scene Investigations and Forensics Unit responded to conduct the investigation," Robertson said in a statement. "As a result of the investigation, a Superior Court search warrant was obtained for a next door residence. A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of a .22 caliber assault handgun with a magazine capable of holding 50 rounds of ammunition. David Anderson, an occupant of the dwelling, was arrested without incident and charged with second-degree possession of an assault weapon, second-degree possession of a weapon by a certain person, and fourth-degree possession of a high capacity magazine.  Defendant Anderson was lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing."

Police also received calls on Saturday at approximately 6:50 p.m., that three males were observed shooting a handgun across Route 27 towards New Brunswick from the area of Millstone Road and Somerset Street, according to police reports. 

Officers arrived on the scene to conduct an investigation and learned from witnesses that three black males were seen running north on Fuller Street, according to police reports. No injuries were reported.  

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Franklin Township Chief of Police Lawrence Roberts request anyone with information regarding these incidents 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.

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