2 killed, 6 seriously injured in New Jersey shooting near Rutgers University campus

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Two men were killed and six other people were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning near Rutgers University in New Jersey, authorities said.

Police responded to the area just before 1:20 a.m. local time and found eight people with gunshot wounds. The victims were taken to various area hospitals and two men were pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and New Brunswick Police Director Anthony A. Caputo said in a statement.

Police continue to gather evidence along Delafield Street in New Brunswick early Sunday, September 13, 2020, where two men were killed and six other people were injured after a shooting.

Rutgers Police Chief Kenneth Cop said in a statement an unknown suspect fired several shots striking individuals at a house party. Cop said the injuries were serious.

The investigation has determined the shooting has no affiliation with Rutgers University or its students, authorities said.

Information about the description of the suspect was limited, Cop said. The area remained under investigation late Sunday morning and the public was asked to avoid the area. 

No additional information, including a possible motive, was released by authorities. 

The shooting is being investigated by the New Brunswick Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

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