Authorities in Ocean County are investigating a shooting that took place Monday afternoon in Berkeley Township.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer and Berkeley Township Police Chief Karin DiMichele say the incident happened in the Manitou Park section of the township around 3PM Monday.

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Billhimer's office says, "...Berkeley Township Police Officers responded to a residence on Third Avenue following a 911 call reporting shots having been fired in the area. Responding Officers found a 29 year-old male victim with a bullet fragment in his face."

The victim, who was not identified by authorities, was transported to Community Medical Center in Toms River where he was treated for his injuries and released.

Third Avenue in Berkeley Township, NJ - Photo: Google Maps
Third Avenue in Berkeley Township, NJ - Photo: Google Maps

Billhimer says this is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Denis Mitchell with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit at (732) 929-2027. Information can also be submitted to the Berkeley Township Police Department at (732) 341-1132.

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