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Victim Shot During Botched Mugging

Shooting was the 6th this month in New Jersey town



    Victim Shot During Botched Mugging

    Authorities say a North Jersey man shot and wounded during a botched street robbery should make a full recovery.

    The Star-Ledger reports that the shooting on Springfield Avenue in Irvington occurred around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. It was the sixth shooting reported in the city this month.

    The victim, identified only as a 24-year-old city resident, was shot in the side. He was being treated at a hospital, but further information on the shooting and his wounds were not disclosed.

    No arrests have been made.

    Citing the recent rash of shootings, city officials recently formed a task force that will investigate all nonfatal shootings, reports of shots fired and armed robberies in Irvington.