Mass Shooting: At Least Three Shot in South Toms River

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SOUTH TOMS RIVER-The Ocean County Prosecutor’s office has reported three people have been shot in South Toms River today.    The prosecutor’s office has been very vague with details on the incident and according to the report issued by Bradley Billhimer, the shooter is still on the loose.

Police did not say where the shooting occurred.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and South Toms River Police Chief William Kosh announced that on August 25th, at approximately 1:16 AM, South Toms River Police were dispatched to a borough residence for a report of a gunshot victim. It was determined that the victim was shot at a different location and ran to the residence for help. The victim was treated at the scene and transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined that two additional victims were transported to Community Medical Center in Toms River, each arriving in personal vehicles. It was confirmed that both victims suffered gunshot wounds from the same incident.

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The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigations Unit, Beachwood Police Department, and Pine Beach Police Department all assisted the investigation at the scene.

Anyone with information regarding this incident may contact South Toms River Police Department Detective Timothy Meier at (732) 349-2010 or Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit Detective John Carroll at (732) 929-2027.

This is an ongoing investigation. More details will be released as they become available.

In July police presence was increased in the small borough after a driveby shooting occurred.

 

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