2 Shot, 1 in the Head, in Targeted Daytime Shooting on Throop Ave.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Details are few and far between in New Brunswick's latest shooting, which occurred in front of 83 Throop Avenue yesterday at about 3:20pm.

At least one of the victims was shot in the head, according to police radio transmissions from the scene of the shooting.

Police told the newspapers that the shooter and his victims "knew each other."  The victims included an adult city resident and a teenage boy from North Brunswick, according to New Brunswick's Patch.com.

According to police radio transmissions, the two suspects in the shooting got away.

An officer driving NBPD car #914 could be heard saying, "Yeah, apparently there were two Spanish males involved with this.  One had a white T-shirt.  They ran up Throop Avenue, towards the chicken place, made a right at–I think that's Baldwin there–headed towards Remsen Avenue."

Police Director Anthony Caputo told the Home News Tribune that the investigation is ongoing and an arrest had not been made as of yesterday evening.

Caputo declined to give the names of the victims or their current condition, but he said they were expected to live.

The shooting occurred near the intersection of Throop Avenue and Suydam Steet, just two blocks from the site where a city police officer who later resigned shot and killed a 46-year-old man last September.

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