Barnegat Police Ask Help In Finding Shooter

Photo by Jennifer Peacock

BARNEGAT – Barnegat Police have confirmed that a man was shot, but sustained non-life-threatening injuries, on Lexington Boulevard May 7.

Barnegat Police received a phone call around 7:32 p.m. that gunshots were heard at that location. Upon arrival, police found no activity but did determine someone had been injured.

Stafford Township Police reported to Barnegat that they received information that a 26-year-old Ocean Gate man was at Southern Ocean Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his leg.

The man had indeed been shot on Lexington Boulevard but was not cooperating with police for information.

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Photo by Jennifer Peacock

Police are looking for a 2006 black Honda Pilot, NJ plates X88JRM. Anyone who spots this vehicle is being asked to call 911. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective William Hetrick at 609-698-5000.

The shooting took place in a townhome community on Lexington Boulevard that’s surrounded by single-family homes. It was quiet Tuesday morning, with neighbors seemingly going about their business.

Al Della Fave from the county prosecutor’s office said his office is not involved in this investigation, as the reported injuries were not life-threatening.

Special thanks to Ocean County Scanner News for informing Jersey Shore Online of the incident.

Screenshot courtesy Barnegat Police Facebook Page