DUNELLEN, NJ—The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO) has taken over an investigation into a drive-by shooting that injured two men at about 6:30pm on July 10.
The men were gunned down outside of the "Arts Annex," a rental hall that once served as a local Elks lodge in Dunellen, located at the intersection of North Washington Avenue and Front Street.
The shooter or shooters remain on the loose, while the victims were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick for treatment.
In a joint statement with Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey, Dunellen Police Chief Jeffrey Nelson confirmed that "two men who were wounded as they stood outside a rental hall in the borough."
"The suspects were riding in a white minivan when they approached the victims, and fled after firing an undisclosed number of shots," reads the release.
Authorities did not name the victims in the statement, or indicate the status of their treatment. The investigation is "active and is continuing," according to the release.
New Brunswick Today obtained the press release despite being removed from the MCPO's media list, the second time the prosecutor's office has blacklisted this newspaper for its adversarial coverage.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Detective Brian O’Neill of the Dunellen Police Department at (732) 968-3000.
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