2 dead, 6 wounded in shooting near Rutgers University campus

An early morning shooting near the Rutgers University campus in New Jersey killed two people and wounded six others, authorities said Sunday.

Middlesex County prosecutors and New Brunswick police said officers responding to the scene shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sunday found eight people with apparent gunshot wounds.

The victims were taken to various hospitals and two male victims were pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, police said.

Police and prosecutors said the investigation so far indicates that “there is no affiliation with Rutgers University or its students.”

WABC-TV reported that the gunfire occurred at an off-campus party when someone started shouting and then fired a number of shots.

Police and prosecutors are investigating and ask anyone with information to call detectives.


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