UNION, NJ - A Maplewood man was shot on Friday night, February 5, in Union. Union police officers responded to a call at around 9:30 p.m., reporting that shots had been fired in the area of Walker and William street in Union. Police immediately located a victim, who was identified as a male from Maplewood. The victim, who was shot and bleeding, was found in the rear of 1692 Walker Avenue. The victim was transported to University Hospital in Newark where he was listed in stable condition. His identify has not yet been released.
Four shell casings were recovered from the scene. During the initial canvass by police, a resident reported seeing a silver Pontiac flee the area just after the shooting. A person of interest was brought to police headquarters for an interview, but was later released without charges.
The Union County Sheriff’s Crime Scene and Ballistics Units responded to the scene for processing. A secondary canvass of the area revealed a silver Pontiac Sunfire parked, running, and unoccupied on Walker Avenue. The car was blocking the driveway of the cut through in Mill Run, and was towed to police headquarters for processing.
Union police and the Union County Prosecutor’s Office are continuing their investigation. At this time, there are no reports of arrests, and the investigation is continuing.