UPDATE: Maplewood Police Confirms 28-Year-Old Man Shot in the Township
According to police, at 6:11 pm, Maplewood Officers responded to the Wawa located at 1511 Springfield Avenue on a report of a gunshot victim at said location.
According to authorities, the investigation revealed that a 28-year-old male sustained a nonlife-threatening gunshot wound to the upper thigh which occurred on 45th Street in Maplewood.
Police say the victim was transported to University Hospital in Newark for further care.
The suspect was described as a black male, wearing a ski mask, a gray hoodie, and blue jeans.
Police say the actor was last seen fleeing the area on foot south on Chancellor Avenue towards Irvington.
No vehicle(s) were reported to be involved in the incident.
Maplewood Detectives has launched an ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Maplewood Police Dept. at 1(973) 762-3400.