By: Michael Mandarino, Follow South Jersey Managing Editor
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The New Jersey State Police responded to a mass shooting in Fairfield Township at approximately 11:50 p.m. on Saturday. The shooting left two people dead and 12 injured, including one person whose injuries were serious and is currently in critical condition.
A 25-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man were the two victims who lost their lives as a result of Saturday night’s shooting, which took place during a house party at a home on E. Commerce St. More than 100 people were in attendance at the house party. Some of those who were injured were transported to a local hospitals by paramedics, and others drove themselves to the hospital.
The suspect in Saturday night’s shooting is still at large. Law enforcement is still investigating the incident and, at the time of publication, hadn’t named a suspect or potential motive for the shooting.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released a statement Sunday morning in response to the mass shooting. He offered his thoughts and prayers for those who perished on Saturday night while also urging community members to pass along any information they know about a potential suspect or motive.
“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 common-sense gun laws,” Gov. Murphy said in his statement. “No community should ever experience what occurred last night in Fairfield.”
Anybody with information about a potential suspect or motive for Saturday night’s shooting is urged to contact the New Jersey State Police’s Bridgeton Station by calling (856) 451-0101. You can also reach out to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office’s anonymous tip hotline by visiting its website.
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