TOMS RIVER-Last week, a teen was shot at a Toms River apartment complex. Yesterday, a man was shot near a construction site on Route 9, just a few miles north.
On January 11 at 11:50 pm an investigation was initiated as a result of a 36 year old Toms River man being shot. Initially, Lakewood Township Police officers responded to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (Kimball Medical Center) after they were alerted by the medical staff that a shooting victim had just arrived by car. It was later determined that the man was shot near a construction site located at 2242 Route 9 in Toms River.
The victim was at the West Hickory Road entrance to the site when he was shot by an unknown man who approached him on foot. There is no suspect information at this time and the investigation is being conducted by Toms River Detective Lou Santora. He is assisted by Ocean County Prosecutors office Major Crime Unit Detective John Carroll and the Ocean County Sheriffs Department CSI Division.
The victim is listed in critical condition at a local hospital. Further information will be released as it becomes available.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Lou Santora at 732-349-0150 extension 1276 or Detective John Carol at 732-929-2027 extension 3964.