NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP – An incident in which two individuals were fatally shot last night is under active investigation, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Thursday.

A female victim has been identified as 18-year-old Samore Edwards of Plainfield, New Jersey (Union County). A male victim has not yet been positively identified.

Shortly before 8:15 p.m. yesterday, Wednesday, January 19, members of the Neptune Township Police Department responded to the 1300 block of Washington Avenue on a report of a shooting, according to the preliminary investigation. At that location, officers found the two victims in a parked vehicle; Edwards was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene, while the male victim was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Anyone with any information about this matter is being urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Detective Christopher Guy toll-free at 1-800-533-7443 or Neptune Township Police Department Detective Darell Harris at 732-988-8000, Ext. 408.

Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous but has information about this or any crime can submit a tip to Monmouth County Crime Stoppers by calling their confidential telephone tip line at 1-800-671-4400; by downloading and using the free P3 Tips mobile app (available on iOS and Android –; or by going to their website at