Police: 1 student shot, 1 injured near Rutgers University in New Brunswick

Police say one victim was struck by a stray bullet within her private residence. A second victim was sent to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital with injuries related to the shooting.

Lanette Espy and Ali Reid

Apr 5, 2024, 11:20 AM

Updated 53 days ago

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A Rutgers University student was shot near the New Brunswick campus early Friday morning and another student suffered injuries related to the shooting, according to authorities.
Police say the incident happened at 2:03 a.m. following a disturbance on Easton Avenue and Hamilton Street. Police received reports of several shots fired in the area, just two blocks away from student housing.
Authorities say a woman was struck by a stray bullet within her private residence. A second victim was sent to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital with injuries related to the shooting.
Police say both victims are being treated for their injuries at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
University police are looking for a suspect. Anyone with information or who may have been in the area at the time should contact the New Brunswick Police Department’s Detective Bureau at 732-745-5217.
Rutgers University said there will be an increased police presence in the area of the incident.
In a statement to News 12, the university said the victims and their families have been contacted.
"The safety and well-being of our students remain our top priority," the university said in a statement.
Rutgers University students reacted to news of the shooting.
"You shouldn't have to think about getting shot on your own college campus," student Joshua Mathew said.
"People are here to enjoy themselves, to get food, spend time with friends, and having to see that or even be around it is absolutely terrifying," said Mike Teverdob, of New Brunswick.
Police have not released any information on the suspect or suspects at large. No one is in custody.
Police are reminding the Rutgers community to be mindful of their surroundings and call for a university police escort if you feel unsafe.


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