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Fatal Shooting in Neptune Twp. Under Investigation

By kcora on
Neptune Township

A Monday night shooting that fatally injured a 20-year-old man has police investigating.

Police were called to a report of a shooting outside a residence on the 1300 block of 7th Avenue shortly after 8 p.m.

Arriving officers found the man - later identified as Andre D. Thorne - suffering from a single gunshot wound. Thorne was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 9:43 p.m.

The shooting is under investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office and Neptune police.

Authorities asked anyone with information to call Detective Michael Bonanno of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office at 1-800-533-7443, or Detective Sgt. Leslie Borges of the Neptune police at 732-988-8000 ext. 413.

Shortly after the first shooting police responded a report of shots fired on Monroe Avenue, just blocks from the fatal shooting. No injuries were immediately reported but police did recover shell casings at the scene.