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Authorities Seek Help in Neptune Township Fatal Shooting

Neptune Township

By: Yuritza Arroyo

Authorities in Monmouth County are requesting help from anyone who may have witnessed a fatal shooting that took place to in Neptune Township in July 2022.

According to Neptune Township Police, officers responded to a report of gunfire on Monday, July 4, 2022, just before 1:45 a.m. in the area of Route 35/South Concourse. 

Police said upon arrival, officers located 26-year-old Ayres Gray Jr. of Manalapan in a parked vehicle on South Concourse, having sustained multiple gunshot wounds. 

Gray was then rushed to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries approximately an hour later.

According to officials, further investigation revealed that a house located on the 20 block of Hillview Drive also in Neptune Township was hosting a party where there was a shots fired incident shortly before the fatal shooting took place on South Concourse.   

Investigators continue to identify the link between the two incidents. 

Members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes Bureau and the Neptune Township Police Department continue to investigate both incidents.