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Authorities Probe New Year's Eve Hotel Shooting That Injured New Brunswick Man

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Franklin Township police Photo Credit: Franklin Township Police

A New Brunswick man was seriously injured in a hotel shooting late New Year's Eve in Somerset County, authorities said.

Franklin Township police responding to reports of shots fired found a man with a gunshot wound outside of a hotel near Cedar Grove Lane around 2:30 a.m., Jan. 1, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said Tuesday.

The victim, a New Brunswick resident, was taken to a nearby hospital where he underwent emergency surgery, Robertson said alongside Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Franklin Township Public Safety Director Quovella Spruill.

The motive was not released and no arrests had been made as of Tuesday. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533 or via the STOPit app. 

The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. 

Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential. 

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