WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange police say an incident Thursday night that left a township man with minor injuries was not a random act.

Police received reports of shots fired in the area of Lowell Place on Sept. 22 just after 10 p.m.

The resident reported that he was approached by a man from behind, a struggle ensued and he was left with cuts and bruises to his hands.

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It appears the victim was targeted, police said. The man was treated on scene and refused further medical attention.

According to police, robbery is not believed to be a motive in this incident. The victim is cooperating with police and this is an active investigation.

Police are currently looking for a dark-colored Nissan Altima that witnesses say may be connected to the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the West Orange Police Department at (973) 325-4000.