FTPD, Prosecutor’s Detectives Investigating Christmas Eve Shooting

Township police and county detectives are investigating the shooting of a 25-year-old North Brunswick man that may have occurred late on Dec. 24 near Stothoff Street.

Officials from an unnamed area hospital contacted police at about 12:17 a.m. Dec. 25 to report that they were treating a man with a gunshot wound. The man underwent surgery and is expected to recover, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Investigators have received limited cooperation in trying to determine exactly where the shooting occurred, if it was an isolated incident and if the man was the intended target, according to the press release.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or at 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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