TOMS RIVER, NJ – The tree-lined Main Street in Toms River connects Route 37 with Downtown Toms River and normally the only sound you hear is the passing shore traffic and the occasional honking of a car horn. Tonight, gunfire rang out on the relatively quiet neighborhood and police said one male victim was transported to the Jersey Shore Medical Center trauma unit in Neptune.
Tonight, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Toms River Township Chief of Police Mitch Little announced that the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Toms River Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit are currently investigating a shooting that occurred on Main Street in Toms River at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2020. A preliminary investigation has revealed that one male victim has been wounded and has been transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune with life-threatening injuries. This is an active and ongoing investigation. More details will be released when they become available. The incident happened at the Toms River Apartments.