Man Shot at Birthday Party In Toms River

Man wounded at 21-year-old's party on Gilford Avenue

A 21-year-old's birthday party ended in gunfire Friday night at a home in Gilford Avenue, police said.

Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said a shooting at a Gilford Avenue home left one young male wounded. He was transported to Jersey Shore Trauma Center by helicopter after 11:30 p.m.

On Saturday morning, police remained at the home as the investigation continued. Gilford Avenue was closed to traffic at Adams Avenue while the investigation continued.

The Gilford Avenue neighbors flooded police headquarters with calls after hearing gunshots fired, Mastronardy said.

"Toms River police received several calls reference the shooting from neighbors," said Mastronardy in an email.

The shots came from a home where a crowd of people were partying, celebrating a 21-year-old's birthday, Mastronardy said.

"Numerous people were attending a 21-year old's birthday party when the shooting erupted," the police chief said. "The victim ran to a neighbor's home looking for help."

The victim's name has not been released. No information is available on possible arrests in this developing investigation.

The Ocean County Prosecutors Office and Toms River Police are investigating.

74silvertonguy July 05, 2012 at 05:56 AM
it was over a girl....
74silvertonguy July 05, 2012 at 05:57 AM
u are correct...
1stcav July 05, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Glad I took ebonics 101 in AP or I wouldn't understand you at all, and yes it IS all over the State and country. People have lost caring for one another , very man for themselfs,woman and children ..last, most leave there morals at church on Sunday ! They say it's the sign of our times , because of the economy , then they better build more prison's which = more guards , food , health and taxes through the roof for those WHO are working !!!!
dorym August 08, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Me too barbara. I live in Bayshore, and sadly, with the bad housing situation, a lot of the houses are now rentals and bringing in a very bad element, drugs and a lot of roving kids. Lock your doors! Ps. renters run your property into ruins as well!
dorym August 08, 2012 at 12:32 PM
That's where EVERYONE here is from. The New Yorkers are the rudest, the PA ones can't drive and the slum kids need to go back to Newark and Elizabeth. I've lived her for 35 years, born in NJ. I never had to lock my doors, now there are druggies all over and I blame the welfare dept. for putting disreputable people in rental homes in suburban neighborhoods. Also, we do not want trailer parks or drug motels, thanks Rt. 37 East!


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