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NBPD investigates off-campus shooting

The shooting took place at 32 Delafield St. in New Brunswick at approximately 1:30 a.m. yesterday. – Photo by Google Maps

The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is currently investigating a shooting that took place at approximately 1:30 a.m. yesterday at 32 Delafield St. in New Brunswick, according to a University-wide email alert. 

The active investigation has determined that the incident has no affiliation with Rutgers or its students, according to an article on

Kenneth Cop, chief of the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD), said the suspect, who is currently unknown, fired shots hitting individuals at a house party, according to the article. More than 40 shots were fired overall, according to an article on News12.

A home security video provided to News12 shows four individuals emerging from a sedan stopped in the middle of the street. They begin shooting in the direction of the party for approximately 12 seconds before returning to the vehicle and driving off.   

Eight people were found to be suffering from gunshot wounds when police arrived at the scene, according to the article. After being transported to multiple hospitals in the area, two of these individuals were pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and six sustained serious injuries.

The location continues to be investigated by police and members of the community are being asked to avoid the area, according to the email alert. The NBPD also asks anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time of the incident, to contact the NBPD’s Detective Bureau.

The RUPD is reminding members of the University community to take various safety precautions, such as reporting suspicious activity or people immediately, as well as staying alert to what is happening around you, according to the email alert.

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