Jogger Shot with Airsoft Gun in EHT, Four Juveniles Arrested
A woman was shot with an Airsoft gun while jogging in Canale Park in Egg Harbor Township Monday evening and now four teenagers are facing charges.
The jogger, who suffered a minor injury, told police a maroon colored SUV left the area right after the incident. On Tuesday, a maroon Jeep Cherokee was seen near the park. The vehicle was stopped by police and after investigation, three male juveniles were arrested and Airsoft guns and marijuana were recovered. The three juveniles were all charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon. All three were taken to Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center. The next day, a fourth juvenile was arrested in relation to this incident and also faces similar charges.
An investigation by police found that the juveniles were driving around randomly targeting unsuspecting victims. EHT Police believe there are numerous other victims. If you believe you were targeted by these individuals, please call the Egg Harbor Township Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at (609) 926-4051.