Just after lunch time on a rainy Tuesday afternoon gun shots were heard in the area of Rockwell and Union Avenues in Long Branch. Police quickly responded to the area and started to search the area for the suspected shooters and possible victims.
Public Safety Director Jason Roebuck told The Link News that shots were fired in that area and at this time no reported injuries. Police were out checking the area for evidence of the shooting early this afternoon.
The Link News spoke with a witness who didn’t want his name released. He was on line at the drive thru at McDonald’s which is in that area. This witness stated that he heard gunshots behind him and turned to see pick-up trucks driving at a higher than normal rate of speed and it sounded as if the shots were coming from that truck. According the witness the truck passed a car and actually drove over the curb to get away. The only description he could offer was what appeared to be a Dodge type pick-up, silver or red; he was ducking out of the way.
This was the second shooting in our area today. Early this morning, Freehold Police responded to a shooting report on Ford Avenue. When they arrived at 10:32 a.m. they discovered a 39-year old man with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune and is in stable condition. The gunman in this incident fled on foot. This shooting took place in the area of the Nestle plant.