Two people dead and at least six injured in late-night house party shooting near New Jersey's Rutgers University
TWO people have died and six others were injured after a shooting at an off-campus party near Rutgers University early Sunday morning.
The shooting happened at Delafield Street in New Brunswick, New Jersey and police say someone started shouting and interrupted an off-campus party.
New Brunswick Police responded to the house around 1:30 a.m. after reports of a shooting.
The unknown perpetrator or perpetrators reportedly fired several shots from a weapon and struck individuals who were present, ABC7 reports.
The injured were transported to an area hospital where two male victims were pronounced dead.
Officers found eight people with varying gunshot wounds, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office confirmed.
A man who said he was organizer of the party said the shooting may have followed an argument over the party's entry fee, NBC New York reports.
Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Anthony Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department said in a statement: "Thus far the investigation has determined that there is no affiliation with Rutgers University or its students."
Yellow evidence markers were dotted along Delafield Street, just minutes from the Rutgers campus, identifying dozens of shell casings.
Kenneth Cop, executive director of Public Safety and chief of University Police at Rutgers said: "Information as to the description(s) of the perpetrator(s) is limited at this time and the investigation is active and ongoing.”
It is unclear what specifically prompted the gun fire.
The victims' identities have not been released, and the current condition of the six injured individuals have not been disclosed.
Rutgers University Police Department said that the matter is under investigation.
"In this incident, it is reported that an unknown perpetrator(s) fired several shots from a weapon striking individuals who were present," a press release read.
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