NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—At least one person was injured in a shooting at the New Brunswick Apartments and quickly taken to a hospital in a private vehicle, while police began investigating the incident.
The complex has been a crime hotspot in recent years, and October 5 was no different, as three or four shots reportedly rang out at around 9:30pm, according to police radio transmissions.
"Police responded to a reported shooting in the area of 33 Commercial Avenue," confirmed Captain JT Miller, a spokesperson for New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD).
"An individual walked into [Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital] a short time after with a non-life threatening gun shot wound," Miller added. "Detectives are actively investigating this case. Identities of the victim/suspect are being withheld because of possible charges to follow."
NBPD continues to investigate the shooting, which occurred in the vicinity of building #1 of the garden aparment complex, located at 33 Commercial Avenue in the First Ward.
The 206-unit apartment complex is owned by a limited liability company based in North Quincy, Massachusetts. It is located across the street from the Rutgers University Police Department's headquarters.
According to NBPD radio transmissions, the victim was actually transported to the hospital in a dark-colored Honda.
The armed suspect was described as a man wearing a hoodie who fled towards Neilsen Street, according to police radio.
The next day police were summoned to the complex after additional "bullet casings" were found near building #1.