Carteret Shooting Kills One Person Outside Knights of Columbus Hall

The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office are conducting a homicide investigation into an overnight shooting that occurred at a Knights of Columbus hall in Carteret.

According to preliminary reports, police responded to reports of shots fired that rang out in the vicinity of 164 High Street shortly before 11:15 p.m.

Police units arrived at the scene and found the victim bleeding after suffering multiple bullet wounds at that location.

EMS rushed the unidentified person to an area hospital for treatment, but the victim was pronounced dead a shot time later according to reports.

According to reports, the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle immediately after the shooting.

The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.