A vehicle was struck but no one was injured when shots were fired on Red Bank’s West Side Monday night, NJ.com reported.
The shooting occurred within the same three-block area of a November shooting that left two people critically injured and another shooting in which a parked car was shot up in broad daylight two days later.
NJ.com reported the latest incident occurred at about 8 p.m. near Leighton Avenue and West Westside Avenue.
Police Chief Darren McConnell said the car did not appear to have been targeted, NJ.com reported.
Further details were not available and McConnell could not be immediately reached earlier Tuesday.
On November 6, Leon Veney, 29, of Red Bank, and Angelique Morris, 23, of Tinton Falls, were shot and critically injured as they sat in a pickup truck on West Sunset Avenue at about 8:30 p.m.
Two days later, a parked car was riddled with bullets on River Street in broad daylight. Police said at the time that it was unclear if anyone was in the car, let alone shot, in the incident.
The shootings prompted West Side residents to criticize the mayor and council for what some residents said was a lack of communication and outreach to the community.
Mayor Pasquale Menna said the shootings of had been described by the Monmouth County Prosecutor as a “targeted” attack. “It was not a random crime,” he said.
No arrests have been made in either case.
McConnell had previously said authorities were looking into a possible connection between the November shootings and one that occurred in April involving Veney’s 28-year-old brother, Perry. He was shot multiple times as he sat behind the wheel of a car on Willow Street.
Anthony Sims, 25, who pleaded guilty in 2010 to shooting two men at the at the Montgomery Terrace public housing apartments on the borough’s West Side three years earlier, is under indictment and in custody for the Perry Veney shooting.