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2 Shootings Hours Apart Rattle Jersey Shore Neighborhood

Investigators are currently unsure if the shootings are linked

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    Police Investigate 2 Shootings in Asbury Park

    Two shootings mere hours apart shake a New Jersey shore neighborhood. Police in Asbury Park continue the investigations into the incidents. Tracie Strahan reports. (Published Monday, Sept. 9, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Two shootings in less than one day has a neighborhood in the Jersey Shore shaken and comes amid new calls to crack down on gun violence

    • The incidents took place in Asbury Park, just hours apart, and some residents are saying that they aren’t surprised

    • Before the recent shootings, Asbury Park Police had already investigated nine shootings this year alone, including two murders

    Two shootings in less than one day has a neighborhood in the Jersey Shore shaken and comes amid new calls to crack down on gun violence.

    The incidents took place in Asbury Park, just hours apart, and some residents are saying that they aren’t surprised given the spike in gun violence in the area.

    The first of the shootings took place on Mattison and Atkins Avenue, where police confirm shots were fired late Sunday night – right next to a school, according to authorities.

    “I’m scared to come outside sometimes because you just never know,” resident Janae Collins told News 4.

    No injuries were reported in the first shooting.

    The second shooting took place on Prospect Avenue, about a mile away from the first, Monday morning right next to the Boys & Girls Club, leaving two victims hurt, authorities said. The two male victims were taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries as K-9 units and detectives from the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office swarmed the scene.

    Before the recent shootings, Asbury Park Police had already investigated nine shootings this year alone, including two murders.

    “My son is walking outside. He’s going to the store and he’s walking through bullets. I feel there’s been more shootings last year than ever. It’s like last year, this is none stop. There’s a lot that’s going on. There’s nothing we can do about it,” Collins said.

    Although both shootings were close in proximity, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office says it is too soon to tell if the two incidents are linked.

    No suspects have been revealed in these cases.

    The investigations are ongoing.

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