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Search On For Suspect In Elizabeth, N.J. Drive-By Shooting

March 18, 2018 - 6:26 pm

ELIZABETH, N.J. (1010 WINS/AP) -- A search for a suspect was under way Sunday after a drive-by shooting left a man in critical condition in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

The shooting happened between 5:15 a.m. and 5:45 a.m. Saturday on Routes 1 & 9 near McClellan Street and the boundary with Newark, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s office.

Prosecutors said gunfire from a dark-colored sport-utility vehicle or pickup truck hit an occupant of a white SUV.

The driver took the 28-year-old victim to get emergency medical treatment and the Elizabeth resident was reported in critical condition at a local hospital.

Anyone with information about eh shooting was asked to contact Union County Prosecutor's Office Detective Nicholas Falcicchio at (908) 721-8186 or Elizabeth Police Department detectives Luis Demondo or Jose Martinez at (908) 558-2052.

The Union County Crime Stoppers are also offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest or indictment in the case. Tips can be provided anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or at www.uctip.org.

(Copyright 2018 1010 WINS. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)