FREEHOLD – A fatal shooting that took place in Asbury Park yesterday is under active investigation, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced Friday.

At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, members of the Asbury Park Police Department responded to the area of Ridge and Springwood Avenues on a report of shots being fired. At that location the officers located the victim, an adult male, who had sustained a gunshot wound. He was transported to Jersey Shore Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased shortly before 2:45 p.m.

An investigation involving members of the MCPO Major Crimes Bureau and Asbury Park Police Department remains ongoing. Anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact MCPO Detective Stephen Cavendish at 800-533-7443 or Asbury Park Police Department Detective James Crawford at 732-774-1300.

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