Critically Injured Man Arrives at Lakewood Hospital with Gunshot Wound

kmc emergencyAn investigation is underway after a man was shot near a construction site on Route 9 in Toms River.

At about 11:50 pm last night, Lakewood Police officers responded to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus after they were alerted by the medical staff that a shooting victim had just arrived by car. It was later determined that the man, a 36-year-old Toms River man, was shot near a construction site located at 2242 Route 9 in Toms River.

“The victim was at the West Hickory Road entrance to the site when he was shot by an unknown man who approached him on foot,” police said. “There is no suspect information at this time and the investigation is being conducted by Toms River Detective Lou Santora. He is assisted by Ocean County Prosecutors office Major Crime Unit Detective John Carroll and the Ocean County Sheriffs Department CSI Division.”

The victim is listed in critical condition at a local hospital.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Lou Santora at 732-349-0150 extension 1276 or Detective John Carol at 732-929-2027 extension 3964.

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