Yet another pellet gun incident near Rutgers in New Brunswick, NJ


NEW BRUNSWICK – City and Rutgers University police are asking the public to be vigilant and provide more information if they can, after at least the sixth reported discharge from a pellet gun in the street since mid-March.

The Rutgers University Police Department said in a Facebook post that a man from a three-man group was observed possessing and using the pellet gun at around 1 a.m. Saturday near Mine Street and Easton Avenue in New Brunswick.

A victim walking on the sidewalk reported being struck by a frost projectile, after which the three-person group fled, police said.

Descriptions of perpetrators were limited on Saturday, Rutgers police said.

The victim, who police said was “affiliated with Rutgers University”, refused to receive medical treatment.

This incident appears to have been different from five or more others in New Brunswick from March 15 because it was not a drive-by shooting, as authorities describe it.

Previous encounters have been linked, although unconfirmed, to a TikTok video called “Orbeez Challenge”.

Anyone with information about this latest case is asked to contact the New Brunswick Police Service at 732-745-5200.

Rutgers police said people concerned about their safety in the New Brunswick campus area can request a security escort by calling 732-932-7211.

Patrick Lavery is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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