MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Chief Jimmy DuVaul issued the following press release based upon the report he received from  Lt. Peter Kuenzel concerning the shooting incident that occurred in the early evening of December 4 in Maplewood:
"On Wednesday December 4, 2019 at 6:11 p.m. Maplewood officers responded to the Wawa (1511 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood) on a report of a gun shot victim at said location.

A Police Investigation revealed that a 28-year-old male sustained a non life threatening gun shot wound to the upper thigh. Incident occurred on 45th Street in Maplewood.

Victim was transported to University Hospital in Newark for further care.

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Actor was described as a black male, wearing a ski mask, a gray hoodie, and blue jeans. The actor was last scene fleeing the area on foot south on Chancellor Avenue towards Irvington. No vehicle(s) were reported to be involved in the incident.

Maplewood Detectives Investigation ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Maplewood Police Dept. at (973) 762-3400."