1 dead, 1 critically injured in Edison, New Jersey shooting
Edison: One man was killed and another man is in critical condition after they were shot outside an Edison restaurant shortly before 2 a.m. on Saturday, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
The shooting took place outside the Akbar Restaurant located on Cortland Street, where a Reggae event was being held, officials said.
Police said a 31-year-old Newark man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released the victim’s name.
A 40-year-old man from Newark was also shot and taken to the hospital, where he remains in serious condition.
A promotional pamphlet posted by RLS described the event as the “official birthday bash for Rich, the G.O.A.T. of NJ nightlife.” Carey described it as a “reggae event.”
Mayor Thomas Lankey called the shootings “tragic and upsetting.”
“I am confident that Edison’s well-trained Police Department, working in conjunction with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, can and will bring to justice the person or persons responsible,” he said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Long of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7531, or Detective Connolly of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3254.