Earlier this month, a Jersey City NJ man was shot after leaving a party.
According to authorities, the 21-year-old victim was accompanied by his girlfriend when he left a party on Fairmount Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey.
The victim told police that he was standing outside with his girlfriend when two men started shooting handguns in the air. Shortly after the shooting, the suspects fled east on Fairmount Avenue.
The victim said that one of the shooters was wearing a red-hooded sweatshirt, while the other shooter was wearing a gray-hooded sweatshirt. Although the victim told police that he could not identify the shooters, his girlfriend said that she could identify them.
After being shot, the victim was taken to the Jersey City Medical Center, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
In New Jersey, aggravated assault is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). In this case, if the shooters are apprehended, they could face second degree aggravated assault charges because they are accused of using a deadly weapon to injure the victim. Second degree aggravated assault charges are punishable by a sentence of up to 10 years in NJ State Prison.
For more information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Man Shot Leaving Party in Jersey City, Police Reports Say.”