UPDATED: Asbury Park police responded to a report of shots fired, authorities said.
The shooting victim remained in critical condition on Thursday afternoon.
Patrol officers arriving at 1331 Sewall Ave. about 10:17 p.m. on Wednesday found a man with five gunshot wounds, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
The initial investigation has found that at least 16 shots were fired in the area, according to Gramiccioni.
The prosecutor issued a statement on Thursday afternoon to dispel rumors that police were involved in the shooting.
"Rumors being circulated on social media falsely indicated that this incident involved a police involved shooting, which is not the case," Gramiccioni said.
The victim was taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune City. He was in critical but stable condition mid-afternoon on Thursday, according to Gramiccioni.
His name has not been released.
No one had been arrested, but the shooting remains under investigation.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Detective Daniel Newman of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443 or Asbury Park Police Detective Cynthia Yost at 1-732-774-1300.
Anyone who wants to remain anonymous but has information about a crime can submit tips to Monmouth County Crime Stoppers by calling their confidential telephone tip-line at 1-800-671-4400 -- or by downloading and using the free P3 Tips mobile app at https://www.p3tips.com/1182 -- or by going to the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com
This is a developing news story.
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