16-Year-Old Shot Near Remsen Avenue

The intersection of Remsen Avenue and Baldwin Street, the site of the incident.

By Brett McNamara

A 16-year-old boy was shot near the corner of Remsen Avenue and Baldwin Street on Tuesday night, and police say the shooter remains at large.

No arrests have been made because the victim and others involved in the shooting have refused to cooperate with police, police said

A statement released by the New Brunswick Police Department says that the victim was familiar with the individuals involved in the incident and stems from an ongoing dispute.

The 16-year-old boy was shot once in the shoulder. The police statement says the incident took place at 8 p.m.

The victim, a city resident who attends an alternative high school outside of New Brunswick, knew the shooter and others involved in the incident, according to police. He was being treated for what police call a “non-life-threatening injury” at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

“The police department would like to emphasize to the public that this was not a random act involving innocent bystanders,” said the police statement.

Police are asking those with information regarding the investigation to call either Detective Bill Coleman at 732-745-5222 or Detective Kenneth Abode at 732-745-5217.

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