November 21, 2021
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Hamilton Township Police said, 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.
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