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Overnight Gunshot Victim Found in Freehold Township

Freehold Township

Authorities in Freehold Township are looking into the motive for a shooting that sent a male victim to the hospital late Saturday night. 

Police said the shooting happened around 11:40 p.m. near 348 Jackson Mills Road. 

Units responded to reports of shots fired and when officers arrived at the scene, they found a male victim suffering a bullet wound in his leg. 

Police say the victim was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment and is expected to survive. 

Officers requested a drone to check for a suspect in the wooded area surrounding the shooting scene. 

The motive for the attack is under investigation and no suspect has been arrested at this time.