Township Resident Shot, Police Looking For Help

Police are investigating a July 17 shooting on Barker Road that left a township resident wounded.

A 9-1-1 call reporting the shooting was received by Franklin Township Police at about 5:29 p.m., according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

FTPD detectives responding to the call found the unidentified victim, who was then taken to a local hospital for treatment. There was no information on the victim’s condition.

Detectives from Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes and Crime Scene Investigations Units joined FTPD detectives in the investigation, according to the 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). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

The shooting is the second gun-related incident reported in the township in a three-day time span. On July 14, gunshot damage was found to a King Road house.

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