Authorities are investigating a shooting outside of a Franklin Township restaurant that wounded two victims early Sunday morning, resulting in life-threatening injuries to one of them, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.
Somerset Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano said the shooting took place outside of the restaurant at approximately 2:02 a.m. Sunday on Franklin Boulevard in the Somerset section of Franklin. Two victims were shot, according to police. One was a 31-year-old New Brunswick man who was treated and released from an area hospital, and the other was a 32-year-old Somerset man who is listed in critical condition at an area hospital, according to Soriano.
Soriano said that detectives are seeking a motive for the shooting, and are asking witnesses or anyone with information to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100, the Franklin Township Police Department at 732-873-5533, or the Somerset Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). Anyone with information can also go online at www.888577tips.org or www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE.” Authorities say all calls will be kept confidential.