INFORMATION BLACKOUT ON SHOOTING

Unless there’s an arrest of the gunman, authorities don’t plan to release any new information soon about the Monday night shooting at Montgomery Terrace, including the names and conditions of the two victims, redbankgreen has learned.

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The victims, whose names, ages and hometowns have not been disclosed, were reported late yesterday to be in stable but critical condition at an unnamed hospital. The Asbury Park Press reported that they are brothers; we got a confirmation of that from a reliable source late this afternoon.

Meanwhile, there’s also been no news about the hunt for the suspected shooter, Anthony Sims, 19, of Red Bank and Eatontown.

Officials at the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office say they’re keeping a lid on the identities and whereabouts of the victims to protect them. Sims is said to be armed and dangerous.

“Assuming that Mr. Sims is apprehended sooner rather than later, I wouldn’t anticipate there being anything [disclosed] until Mr. Sims is in custody,” a staffer at the prosecutor’s office tells redbankgreen.

Meanwhile, we hear that some residents or neighbors of the Montgomery Terrace apartments, which are owned by the borough’s Housing Authority, are planning on turning out for tonight’s Human Relations Committee meeting at borough hall to discuss the shooting and other matters.

The meeting is at 6p in the council chambers.

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