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UPDATE: 23-Year-Old Man Shot Dead in Carteret


By: Tracie Carter 

Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Dennis McFadden of the Carteret Police Department announced today that a shooting is under investigation in the Borough of Carteret.

AdOfficials said on March 12, at approximately 9:57 p.m., authorities responded to the area of Roosevelt Avenue following a report of a shooting.

Upon their arrival, officers located one male victim, who sustained gunshot wounds and was transported to Raritan Bay Medical Center for treatment.

Evan Blozen, 23, of Carteret, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Initial investigation has revealed that this does not appear to be a random act of violence, and there does not appear to be a threat to the public.

Anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call Sergeant Louis Maldonado of the Carteret Police Department at 732-541-3852 or Detective Javier Morillo of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-8843.