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Woodbridge police continue to investigate attempted carjacking, shooting

WOODBRIDGE – Police are continuing to investigate an attempted carjacking and shooting that occurred last week, according to Scott Kuzma, the township’s chief law enforcement officer.

Woodbridge police responded to a report of a carjacking attempt on Kline Boulevard at approximately 8:45 p.m. on June 16.

The investigation revealed that a husband and wife, who were returning home, were allegedly followed into their driveway by a red Toyota Rav-4 containing two male occupants, police said.

The passenger exited the Rav-4, allegedly brandished a handgun and demanded the keys to the victims’ vehicle. The husband resisted and a physical struggle ensued. The suspect allegedly fired one shot at the husband, striking him the arm. The suspect then fled the scene in the Rav-4, police said.

The husband was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick for treatment.

The shooter was described as a thin black male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Woodbridge Police Detective Dean Janowski at 732-634-7700.

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