TOMS RIVER – County and township authorities are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and two others injured. The incident is being investigated as a homicide.
The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office confirms that Toms River Township police officers responded to a report of gunshots fired at around 1:20 a.m. on August 27 at the Anchorage Square Plaza on Hooper Avenue. Upon arriving at the scene, they found three people had been shot.
According to police, a 29-year-old man was taken to Community Medical Center in Toms River where he died of his injuries. The two other victims were taken to Monmouth County for medical attention including a 29-year-old man who remains in critical but stable condition and a 25-year-old man who was treated and released.
The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Toms River Township Police Department and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit are all actively investigating the incident.
According to police, there is no known danger to the public but they have not confirmed if the suspect or suspects were caught.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact Detective Denis Mitchell of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027 or Detective Jennifer Grob of the Toms River Township Police Department at 732-349-0150.