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Somerset County authorities investigating shooting that left 2 men injured

MANVILLE BOROUGH, NJ (Somerset County) – Somerset County authorities are investigating a shooting that left two men injured Sunday morning in Manville Borough, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

On September 11, at around 5:02 a.m., police responded to the area of South Main Street in response to a 9-1-1 call reporting a male suffering from a gunshot wound, McDonald said.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim with a gunshot wound who reported that he was shot while in a residence in the area of North Weiss Street. He was then transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, McDonald said.

Officers then responded to a residence in the area of North Weiss Street where they located a second adult male victim who had sustained a gunshot wound. That victim was also transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, McDonald said.

Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Investigation Unit and Detectives from the Manville Police Department responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.

Both victims are expected to survive their injuries, McDonald said.

Authorities have not released a motive as the investigation is on-going.

Anyone with information relating to the shooting to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100 or the Manville Police Department at 908-725-1900 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.

Jay Edwards

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