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Gunfire Critically Injures Man in Victory Gardens

Victory Gardens

Dover authorities are investigating a shooting that left a man critically injured overnight.

Officials at the St.Clare's Dover Hospital contacted authorities when a male victim was transported by private vehicle to the hospital's emergency room suffering injury from gunfire according to reports.

Friends who reportedly transported the victim to the hospital told authorities that the shooting happened at an apartment complex in the 20's block of Adams Avenue a short time before they arrived to the hospital.

Doctors began emergency surgery on the victim who suffered a gunshot wound to the chest according to reports.

The motive behind the shooting is under investigation by the NJ State Police.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

**FYI:** Victory Gardens is Morris County's and NJ's smallest municipality according the borough's website. The borough borders the Morris County municipalities of Dover and Randolph.

The origins of the borough began in 1941, when the federal government acquired 91 acres (370,000 m2) in Randolph Township as the site of a 300-unit housing project for war industry employees.

The borough's name is derived from the victory gardens planted at homes and parks during World War II to provide additional supplies of fruits and vegetables.

The federal government paid for all infrastructure. Streets are named for U.S. Presidents.

**SOURCE: Borough's website ... Wikipedia**