BREAKING: Shooting Investigation on Connecticut Ave. in Hamilton Township


Hamilton NJ: On November 20, 2021 at approximately 6:34 PM, Hamilton Police were dispatched to the area of the Greenwood Avenue and Connecticut Avenue on a report of shots fired with one person struck in the leg.  Upon arrival Officers located a juvenile victim bleeding from his upper left leg.  A bystander was applying pressure to the area and Officers applied a tourniquet to control the bleeding.  Firefighters from Engine 14 arrived on scene and assisted with treating the victim.  Officers spoke to the juvenile victims who stated they were hanging out on the corner of Greenwood Avenue and Connecticut Avenue when they were approached by males in a silver/gray Honda.  The rear right passenger rolled down the window and began yelling at the juveniles.  The juveniles started to run away when the suspect brandished a handgun and starting firing at them.  The vehicle then fled the scene down Connecticut Avenue towards Hamilton Avenue.  Officers located eighteen shell casings at the scene.  The victim sustained a gunshot wound to his left leg and head.  He was transported to Bristol-Myers Squibb Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University in New Brunswick for further treatment and is in stable condition.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Frank Palmieri of the Hamilton Police Division’s Criminal Investigations Section at 609-581-4041 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.

Last night’s Breaking News story here:

November 20, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)—Around 6:40 p.m. the Hamilton Police Department, Hamilton Fire Department, RWJ EMS and Capital Health Paramedics responded to the 300 Block of Connecticut Avenue near Greenwood Avenue for a reported shooting. It was reported that a young person (reported as age 12) was shot in the upper leg and transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and a trauma alert was called En route to the hospital.

A video reportedly from near the scene was shared on the “Ring Neighbors Application” where numerous gunshots could be heard. Playing the video back a ¼ speed 13 rounds were heard in the video and a car speeding off in the distance could also be heard.

Hamilton Township Police had a crime scene set up and were seen checking the area for evidence. Hamilton Township Fire Department responded with a Special Service Unit to provide lighting of the crime scene.

No official or further information is available at this time.

This is a Breaking News report from reports from the scene, radio reports and witnesses. Once official information becomes available from authorities the story will be updated and any corrections and changes made at that time.

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