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Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Berkeley Township Police Chief Karin DiMichele announced that the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Berkeley Township Police Department Detective Bureau are investigating a shooting incident that occurred on April 12, 2021 in the Manitou Park section of Berkeley Township.

On April 12, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m., 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 was transported to Community Medical Center in Toms River, where he was treated for his injuries and released.

Prosecutor Billhimer and Chief DiMichele stress that this is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone in possession of information concerning this investigation is urged to contact Detective Denis Mitchell of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit at 732-929-2027, extension 2476, or Detective Michael Riccardelli of the Berkeley Township Police Department at 732-341-1132, extension 2153.