ASBURY PARK — Police have left the scene of a shooting that left a 1-year-old girl, her mother and a man wounded on the streets of Asbury Park.

Police say as many as 15 bullets were fired as children played on Comstock Street Monday night.

Police say the 29-year-old mother and her baby were innocent bystanders. But officers are not sure why the 19-year-old man was involved.

The mother was shot in the ankle and the baby was hit in the leg. The injuries are not considered life-threatening

Capt. Anthony Salerno tells the Asbury Park Press ( ) someone knows who committed the shooting and needs to step forward to stop the violence.

Resident Kathy Acevedo says she was indoors when the "pop, pop, pop" of gunfire made her dive to the floor.


Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press,

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Steve Hughes

Local news editor at the Press of Atlantic City. SUNY Geneseo and Syracuse University grad. New Jersey transplant.