Toms River police seek public’s help to find juvenile who shot at bicyclist

Police say the gunfire happened just after 4 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Camino Medio in Toms River.

Naomi Yané

May 15, 2024, 9:37 PM

Updated 10 days ago


A bicyclist was shot at in a Toms River mobile home community and one of the suspects is still at large, according to police.
Police are asking for the community’s help to identify either the man dressed in black or the silver car in a picture released Wednesday afternoon. Police continued canvassing the Friendly Village community in search of answers to Tuesday afternoon’s shooting.
Courtesy Toms River Police
Police were called to the community with reports of shots fired just after 4 p.m. According to police, a man was riding his bike in the community when he was shot at by a minor he likely knew.
Multiple rounds were fired, none of them hit the victim but they did hit homes in the area. One neighbor who didn’t want to be identified said the car made a K turn while the passenger was letting off rounds.
"They found all of the bullet shrapnel around here… the shells… there was a shell down there at the end of the street… the car took off,” the neighbor said.
The Ocean County CSI Unit responded to the scene and collected evidence. Of the two suspects in a picture released by police, the one in a white t-shirt has been identified and he’s a minor.
He has been charged with attempted murder and unlawful possession of a weapon. It’s unclear if the bicyclist was the intended target.
Anyone who might have information is asked to call Detective Mastronardy at 732-349-0150, extension 1346.

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