2 killed, 6 injured in off-campus shooting near Rutgers University

Adam Warner
September 13, 2020 - 10:27 am
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (1010 WINS) – Two men were killed and six other people were injured in a shooting near Rutgers University early Sunday morning, authorities said.

Shots were fired shortly after 1 a.m. on Delafield Street in New Brunswick, reportedly at an off-campus party.

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“An unknown perpetrator(s) fired several shots from a weapon striking individuals who were present,” Rutgers University Police said in a statement.

Responding officers found eight people suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

The victims were taken to area hospitals, including two men who were pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Prosecutors said they don't believe the shooting is connected to Rutgers University or its students.

“Information as to the description(s) of the perpetrator(s) is limited at this time and the investigation is active and ongoing,” Rutgers University Police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call New Brunswick Police at (732) 745-5200 or the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office at (732) 745-3848.