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UPDATE: Man charged with attempted murder in connection with shooting in Long Valley

Long Valley, NJ (Morris County) – A Washington Township man has been charged with attempted murder and weapons offenses in connection with a shooting that occurred on Wednesday, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.

Michael Barisone, 54, was charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder, and two counts of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Police received a 9-1-1 call at around 2:13 p.m. requesting service at 411 West Mill Road for a female with gunshot wounds. Washington Township Police responded to the scene and located one female who had sustained what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds, Knapp said.

Barisone, and a second male victim were also located at the scene. A handgun was also recovered, Knapp said.

The Washington Township Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit are investigating the shooting.

If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Washington Township Police Department at 908-876-3232.

Anthony Preziosi contributed to this report.

(Photo: Anthony Preziosi | For WRNJ)
(Photo: Anthony Preziosi | For WRNJ)

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