NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Two people were injured in a shooting that took place Sunday afternoon, on a dead-end block about 1,000 feet from New Brunswick High School in a Fourth Ward neighborhood.
Anthony Brown, a 22-year-old from New Brunswick, was shot in the hand and the buttocks, and a 17-year-old male juvenile was shot once in the chest, according to police.
Both victims walked in to the emergency room at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital after being dropped off in privately-owned vehicles.
It at least the second shooting in the city in approximately 16 hours, and police are investigating the possibility that the two incidents may be related.
The shooting occurred outside of a residence on Class Place, located off of Oliver Avenue, at about 2:16pm, according to a New Brunswick Police Department press statement.
According to police radio transmissions, a caller who reported the shooting told police to look out for a grey vehicle and that the shooter was a “[black] male [wearing a] black jacket, white shirt.”
Upon arrival, city police found themselves in several footchases with potential suspects, according to police radio transmissions. Officers captured two different individuals within minutes, and transported them to headquarters
But the police press release makes no mention of any arrests.
Police on scene also discovered gunfire damage to several vehicles in the area of Class Place, according to the transmissions.
One night earlier, police pulled over a vehicle that sped away from the scene of a shooting in the Second Ward and found 27-year-old Shabazz Muhammed, who had been shot in the abdomen.
Shortly thereafter, city police officers heard the sound of gunfire coming from the direction of the same neighborhood where Brown and the teenager were shot the following afternoon.
“The victims of both shootings, along with other witnesses have been uncooperative with the investigation,” reads the NBPD statement.
Anyone with information is asked to call the New Brunswick Police Detective Bureau at (732) 745-5217.
Charlie is the founder and editor of New Brunswick Today, and the winner of the Awbrey Award for Community-Oriented Local Journalism. He is a proud Rutgers University journalism graduate, a community organizer, and a former independent candidate for mayor of New Brunswick.