Injuries Reported in Shooting Outside of Go-Go Bar in Linden

Union County authorities are looking into the motive behind a shooting outside a Linden night club that injured a person early Sunday morning.

According to a preliminary investigation, police responded to reports of shots fired that rang out in front of the Cheeques GoGo Bar around 1:15 a.m.

Several police units arrived at the scene and encountered a large group in front of the nightclub and shell casings on the ground, according to reports.

Linden authorities placed Trinitas Hospital on alert for walk-in gunshot victims after witnesses told officers that a victim entered a car that sped from the scene immediately after the shooting.

At approximately 1:40 a.m., the unidentified victim entered the emergency department suffering gunshot wounds, according to police.

The extent of the victim's injuries has not been confirmed by Linden Police at this time.

Police set up a crime scene on East Linden Avenue, where they searched for other possible victims and evidence, but no others were struck by gunfire.

The incident is in its early stages of the investigation. Police have not confirmed if the go-go bar is connected in the shooting.