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Report: Vehicle Shot Up in First Ward After Party Dispute Blocks Away

No One Hurt in Incident at Hassart and Welton, Cops Did Not Publicize Shooting
Hassart and Welton
Hassart Street is located in between Remsen Avenue and Carman Street. Bing Maps

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Local cops are investigating a shooting that took place following a large party in the early morning hours of October 16, according to a report on TapInto New Brunswick.

According to the report, police said that a vehicle was struck with gunfire near the intersection of Hassart and Welton Streets in the First Ward.  The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) did not otherwise publicize the incident.

NBPD also did not say how many shots were fired into the vehicle, but they say that they had received multiple shots fired calls at about 1:40am.

The news outlet cited police as saying that "a dispute erupted at a party on Morris Street" at some point in the night, and that it was related to the shooting, an interesting claim given that there are no residences on Morris Street.

There is a church located more than four blocks away, behind Rockoff Hall, a 12-story apartment building with a George Street address.  The remainder of Morris Street consists of a co-op, a small office building, a supermarket, a few parking lots, and a graveyard.

"Police are investigating leads to find out who may be responsible," read the report on TapInto New Brunswick, a recently-launched news website.  The incident is still under investigation.

NBPD Captain JT Miller told the media outlet that police think the shooting can be attributed to the earlier disturbance at the party.

Miller did not immediately respond to a request for public information about the shooting.