Victims Killed In NJ Mass Shooting Identified, 1 Arrest Made
One arrest has been made in connection to the fatal mass shooting over the weekend at a house party in Bridgeton, New Jersey that left two people dead and 12 others injured.
The state's attorney general, Gurbir Grewal, made that announcement during a news conference on Monday morning.
Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae identified the suspect as 36-year-old Kevin Dawkins of Commerce Street in Bridgeton.
He is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Dawkins' connection to the shooting was not released.
"Numerous interviews are being done and we're still putting pieces together," Webb-McRae said.
Officials said this was an ongoing investigation and more arrests are anticipated.
The shooting was not a random act, Grewal said, but instead was a targeted attack. No further details about a possible motive were released.
Multiple firearms and shell casings were recovered from the scene, Grewal said. He added that the state will be working with federal partners to determine where the guns originated from and whether they can be linked to other recent acts of violence in the area.
Meanwhile, the two victims who were killed have been identified. They are 30-year-old Kevin Elliott of Bridgeton and 25-year-old Asia Hester, also of Bridgeton.
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"This was a birthday party. A birthday party is supposed to be a joyous event, not a target for those hellbent on inflicting harm on a community," said Gov. Phil Murphy.