Somerset County authorities announced an investigation into multiple reports of gunshots fired in the area of Franklin Boulevard in the late evening hours of Saturday, October 2, in Franklin Township.
Prosecutor Robertson stated that on October 2, 2021, at approximately 10:33 p.m., Franklin Township Police officers were dispatched to the area of Fuller Street and Franklin Boulevard in Franklin Township for a wounded victim that was reportedly shot while in the area.
The victim sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound while walking to a residence during a party.
The victim, a Franklin Township adult female resident, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Detectives from Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene along with detectives from the Franklin Township Police Department to investigate.
While conducting the investigation, Detectives were notified of a second victim, an Edison adult male resident, who responded to a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound.
The victim also sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound from the same incident on Fuller Street and Franklin Boulevard. Detectives have not released a motive for the shooting, which remains under investigation.
Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor and Director Spruill request anyone with information relating to this event to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533.