May 23, 2021 — Updated
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (CUMBERLAND)–The New Jersey State Police is investigating a fatal shooting that killed a man and a woman and injured 12 others at a residential party in Cumberland County last night.
At 11:50 p.m., troopers from Troop “A” Bridgeton Station responded to the report of a shooting at a residence on East Commerce Street in Fairfield Township. When troopers arrived, they discovered that a 30-year-old man and 25-year-old woman sustained fatal gunshot wounds, and 12 other adult victims were also shot and were already transported to area hospitals with various injuries. At this time, one of the confirmed 12 victims sustained serious injuries and is in critical condition.
No arrests have been made, and the motive and incident remain under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Jersey State Police Bridgeton Station at 856-451-0101 or submit a tip via the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office tip website at http://www.njccpo.org/tips. Anonymous tips are welcome.
Updates will be provided as they become available.
Earlier MidJersey.news information:
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (CUMBERLAND)–New Jersey State Police Sgt. Alejandro Goez from the Public Information Unit told MidJersey.news that, “On Saturday, May 22, at 11:50 p.m., the New Jersey State Police responded to a residence on East Commerce Street in Fairfield Township, Cumberland County for the report of a shooting with multiple victims.”
MidJersey.news has the address as: 1029 E Commerce St, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
It appears that there was a large house party at that address at the location of the shooting.
One post on a news group said, “The party was insane. We drove by it headed home cars packed the st. People walking in and out of traffic. It looked like a concert you would go to at the BB&T center”
Another news group post said, “I think there was a neighborhood party. Lots of cars parked along the streets and a lot of people. I was worried that I would see a post like this. “
From radio traffic victims left the scene by private vehicles to be treated one ended up at the local fire house, two victims were brought into Bridgeton hospital by private car
NJSP, Sgt. Alejandro Goez stated, “Troopers are currently on scene investigating. There is no additional information at this time. Updates to follow.”
Check back for further information as it is released by NJ State Police.
Governor Phil Murphy released a statement below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2021
Statement from Governor Murphy on Mass Shooting in Cumberland County “Since late last night, the New Jersey State Police and county and local law enforcement in Cumberland County have been investigating the horrific mass shooting at a large house party in Fairfield Township that attracted hundreds of party-goers. “At this time, at least two people have lost their lives, among numerous other shooting victims, including several with injuries that are life-threatening. We hold those who have died, and their families, in our prayers today, and we also pray for the recoveries of those injured. We are grateful for the swift response of law enforcement and stand with them as they continue their investigation. “Let there be no mistake: This despicable and cowardly act of gun violence only steels our commitment to ensuring New Jersey leads the nation in passing and enforcing strong and commonsense gun safety laws. No community should ever experience what occurred last night in Fairfield. “We urge anyone with information to step forward, so those responsible can be brought to justice. This remains an active investigation with many moving parts. More information will be released as it is available and confirmed.”