Millville police are investigating a pair of shootings on Thursday that left one man injured and a car riddled with bullets.
No information was immediately available as to whether the shootings were related.
Police said the shooting victim is a 19-year-old male who was struck in the back after his assailant fired a handgun about five or six times
The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. near the Alpha Omega store on Green Street, police said. The victim, whose name authorities have not yet released, was approached from behind before being shot, they said.
The victim is currently at a hospital, although police did not name the facility. Police said they do not know the man’s condition.
The other shooting occurred about 1:30 a.m. as a 45-year-old male and 49-year-old woman were getting into a car at the Oakview Apartments on Broad Street, police said. The do was approached by three males who “raised their arms and began shooting at them,” police said.
The man and woman were not hit, but their car was hit multiple times by bullets, police said.
Both incidents remain under investigation, police said.
The shootings occurred a day after the state Attorney General’s Office announced a guy buyback program will be held in Cumberland County on June 7 and 8.
State Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said during a press conference in Bridgeton that the gun buyback is being held because Cumberland County authorities need help in getting firearms off the street and battling gun-related violence and crimes.
Chiesa named Millville as one municipality that needs help from the state.