Morris Prosecutor: ‘No current danger’ after Morristown shooting, asks public for information

Police at scene where shooting victim was found on Lincoln Street in Morristown. Photo by Berit Ollestad

Police at scene on Friday where shooting victim was found on Lincoln Street in Morristown. Photo by Berit Ollestad

 

Friday’s shooting in Morristown is “not considered to be a random act” and “there is no current danger to the community” from the incident, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office said on Sunday.

Morristown police responded to Lincoln Street after receiving a 911 call around 5:20 pm on Jan. 31, 2014, and discovered a male who had been shot in the leg, said a statement released by Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.

The male, whose identity has not been released, has received treatment, the acting prosecutor said.

Previously, authorities said the victim was found inside a vehicle.  A passenger car with a crumpled front end was seen on a sidewalk at Lincoln Street on Friday night, alongside other vehicles that appear to have been involved in a collision.  The pavement near the car was stained with blood.

An investigation continues by the the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, the Morristown Police Department, and the Morris Township Police Department.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Morristown Police Department at 973-538-6655, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200 or Morris County Crime Stoppers at 973-267-2255.

 



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