Somerset County officials announced an investigation into a shooting that occurred on Saturday, November 14.
Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson stated that on Saturday, November 14, at approximately 11:06 p.m., Green Brook Township Police Officers responded to a convenience store located on Route 22, in Green Brook in response to a 9-1-1 call reporting a gunshot victim.
According to police, upon responding, officers located a 28-year-old Plainfield male resident with a gunshot wound. The victim stated that he drove to the store, and told the clerk he had been shot prior to collapsing on the floor.
Officials reported that officers along with emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and tended to the victim who was transported to an area trauma center for treatment.
Prosecutor Robertson stated that detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene along with detectives from the Green Brook Township Police Department to conduct the investigation.
Officials said that following emergency surgery, the victim is listed in stable condition and is expected to survive.
Authorities have not determined where the shooting occurred or the motive. Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor and Chief Caramela request anyone with information relating to the shooting to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Green Brook Township Police Department at (732) 968-1188.
Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.