Police Searching For Clues In Double Shooting That Left One Man In Critical Condition

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A 38-year-old Bridgewater man was listed in critical condition with “significant life-threatening injuries” after a double shooting Dec. 29 on Eugene Avenue, police said.

Police are still trying to piece together what happened before the Bridgewater man and a 39-year-old Somerville man were shot. The Somerville man suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder and is expected to survive, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Township police received a 9-1-1 call at about 6:20 p.m. stating that shots were fired and that there was a motor vehicle accident on Eugene Avenue, according to the release.

Upon arrival, officers found a car had crashed into a detached garage on Eugene, and the Somerville man laying on the ground, the release said.

The Bridgewater man was found on the car’s passenger seat, the release said.

Both men were removed from the structure, which was unstable, and administered aid by first responders before being taken to an area trauma unit, according to the release.

The release said that the victims have provided detectives with “limited information” about the incident, and that no motive has been ascertained.

Authorities ask anyone with any information on the shooting to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533, or the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or 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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