BRICK-Police in Brick this evening said as many as two suspects are being sought in connection with a shooting of a student as he left school property after dismissal on Tuesday.
Police said the shooter is still on the loose today and that nobody is in custody at this time.
After being shot by a bullet that grazed the student’s shoulder, police say he was able to return back to the school for help.
This is the second shooting of a teenager in Brick Township since Saturday when an 18-year-old was shot in a drive-by shooting in the Briar Mills Village. Nobody else was injured in that shooting and that suspect also remains at large.
Police did not say whether the two shooting incidents just days apart were related.
The department said that students who were witness to today’s school shooting were being interviewed by detectives.
Today’s shooting happened just 1,000 feet away from Saturday’s shooting. Police did not say if today’s shooting is related to Saturday’s drive-by or whether the incidents are gang-related.