Police Respond to Shots Fired on Wright Place Friday Night

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Police are investigating a shots fired call on Wright Place 10:12pm, where at least eight shots were fired amid a fight in the 4th Ward neighborhood.

Similar to a reported shooting earlier in the week on the other side of town, police were unable to locate any victim.  It's unclear if anyone was hit by gunfire in the incident, which took place in the public.

According to witnesses, one man was chasing another while firing at him in the vicinity of the Schwarz Homes public housing.

There, officers found several shell casings, according to police radio transmissions.

Police described the suspect as a black man with dreadlocks, wearing a white shirt and khaki shorts who may have fled toward the nearby McKinley School, according to radio transmissions.

They were later able to identify the suspect as a resident of the area, but it's not clear if he has been apprehended.


Charlie is a community organizer, a Rutgers journalism graduate, and a 2018 independent candidate for Mayor of New Brunswick.

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