FREEHOLD –   Three separate shooting incidents that took place within nine hours of each other have left one victim hospitalized, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced Tuesday.

At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Monday, October 10, 2022, members of the Long Branch Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at the intersection of Halberton Place and North 5th Ave. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a home in that location had been struck by multiple rounds of gunfire.

Approximately seven hours later, shortly after 9:45 p.m. on Monday night, West Long Branch Police responded to a convenience store on the 800 block of Broadway, for another report of shots fired. It was later discovered that a shooting victim had been dropped off at a local hospital for treatment.

Shortly after the second shooting incident in West Long Branch, just before 11:45 p.m., members of the Long Branch Police Department responded to another report of shots fired along the 300 block of Long Branch Avenue.

The investigations have determined that multiple shots were fired at each location and that the incidents are believed to be related.  The lone known victim remains hospitalized in stable condition at this time.

For anyone with information regarding these shooting incidents, please contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Joshua Rios or Brian Migliorisi at 800-533-7443, Long Branch Police Department Detective Nicholas Romano at 732-222-1000 ext.2 or West Long Branch Police Department Detective Ryan Buck at 732-229-5000.

Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous but has information about a 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 –, by calling 800-671-4400 or by going to the website at

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