Search for Neptune and Barnegat shooters continues
More details are available regarding the non-fatal shootings in two Jersey Shore towns Monday night.
The Monmouth County Prosecutors Office and Neptune Township Police continue a joint investigation into a shooting that occurred on Embury Avenue in Neptune Township Monday around 7:16 pm.
A 28-year-old Asbury Park man was shot on the 1100 block of Embury Avenue, according to MCPO Spokesman Chris Swendeman.
The victim suffered a non-life-threatening injury and is being treated at an area hospital and remains in stable condition.
A shooter has not yet been found.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Brian Weisbrot, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office at 800-533-7443 or Detective Nick Taylor of the Neptune Township Police Department at 732-988-5200.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to also contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-671-4400, which is an anonymous, confidential telephone tip-line. Tipsters may also text “MONMOUTH” plus the tip to 274637 or email tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com Monmouth County Crime Stoppers does not need your name, and will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest or conviction of a criminal.
In Barnegat, the car the suspected shooter drove off in was spotted on surveillance camera and later found by the Ocean County Sheriffs Department in Lacey Township on Tuesday.
However, that's as far as the information train goes at this point as police continue looking for the shooter in this incident.
There was only one victim wounded and the 26-year old Ocean Gate resident was hospitalized at Southern Ocean Medical Center with a leg injury that is considered to be non-life threatening.
Police in Barnegat say as of right now, the victim doesn't want to "cooperate with authorities."
Barnegat resident Brandon Calogero who lives a few blocks away from where the shooting occurred told WOBM News that he saw Barnegat and Stafford Township Police heading past his home and onto Schooner Avenue after hearing gunshots which police responded to around 7:32 pm over on Lexington Boulevard.
Anyone with information concerning the Barnegat shooting is asked to contact Detective William Hetrick at 609-698-5000.
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