Neighbors reported that a family recently moved into Westgate from Asbury Park. This new family held wild parties with blaring music, shouting and the use of illegal substances. The terrified neighbors who lived in the same apartment building reached out to the the Westgate Management and likewise were ignored.
Events came to a head on Sunday night when a party reportedly spiraled out of control. A suspect from the home on Hillside Ave. reportedly chased another party goer with a gun.
As the victim attempted to flee the suspect reportedly fired into the victim’s vehicle striking the victim twice. The victim then fled to the Hospital where medical personnel then called law enforcement. The victim, not wishing to incriminate his friend then fabricated a story “of being lost on his way to Toms River when he was shot at by an unknown assailant.”
Dozens of law enforcement members combed the area of Westgate late into the night combing the area for clues. Hours later the true story emerged. Needless to say the neighbors were terrified to go to sleep with the armed suspect at large.
In response to the shooting, the Rabbonim of Westgate, as well as local Askainim, formed a new action committee called “IGGUD WESTGATE” The Iggud’s mission is to provide a voice for the over one thousand families living in Westgate.
The Iggud will advocate for the needs of Lakewood’s largest community at both at the local and state level governments. The Iggud reports an estimated 3000 eligible voters in Westgate. They aim to create a powerful voting block to ensure the safety and vibrancy of their neighborhood.