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UPDATE (1/7): Police confirmed the incident and identified the victim as 26-year-old German Flores-Peres, of New Brunswick. Flores-Peres was shot in the shoulder and in stable condition at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, police said.
“Video surveillance shows the victim being chased by a suspect who then flees the area in a dark colored vehicle. The preliminary investigation suggests the assault stems from an ongoing domestic issue amongst family members,” reads the police statement.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Brunswick Police Detective Bureau at (732) 745-5217.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Police responded to reports of a shooting in the vicinity of the Cinco De Mayo restaurant at the intersection of French and Baldwin Streets, shortly after 5pm on January 5.
One male victim was shot in the shoulder and transported to a local hospital, according to police radio transmissions.
It is not immediately clear where the shooting took place, or why. It is possible the man was shot outdoors and came inside the restaurant at 206 French Street for help.
According to the transmissions, police described the suspects as two Hispanic men who fled in a white, four-door car with out-of-state license plates.
But, now the police department is saying a single suspect “fled the area in a dark colored vehicle.”
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