According to a statement made by the Glassboro Police Department’s Facebook page, on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 18, at approximately 8:42 p.m., Gloucester County Communications received an unexpected 9-1-1 call. The victim, a male who continues to remain anonymous, reported that he had been shot.
The shooting had taken place on South Academy Street in Glassboro, two miles from Rowan University.
Only a few minutes later, Glassboro police arrived at the scene and established a perimeter to investigate. The victim was assessed by emergency medical services (EMS) at the scene of the crime. Suffering an injury to the head, the victim refused any further medical treatment provided by EMS.
After thoroughly searching the established perimeter and further investigating the crime scene, police determined there were no other victims. Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Gloucester County SWAT Team aided the Glassboro police in their investigation. With no additional victims, Glassboro police, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Gloucester County SWAT team were unable to locate and/or determine a perpetrator and/or perpetrators.
Several witnesses from the surrounding area reported hearing only one shot fired during the time of the reported crime. Of those witnesses, none were able to detail any further information regarding the perpetrator and/or perpetrators linked to the crime.
Locals and witnesses are unsettled as police actively investigate the crime— many expressing their concerns on social media outlets such as Facebook.
This case remains open and active. Because the case is in the early stages of investigation, no new information has been disclosed to the public— nor has the Glassboro Police Department answered any questions regarding the case. The current status of the shooting victim has been kept private, away from the public eye. While the alleged perpetrator and/or perpetrators remain free.
Rowan University and the Glassboro Police Department remain in close contact with one another in order to protect the University’s students from danger and harm. Since the victim is unrelated to the University and because the crime occurred off campus, Rowan University officials were unable to make any comments relating to the recent crime.
Rowan University’s spokesperson Joe Cardona did reassure the campus’s safety by noting the importance of the mutual relationship between both the Glassboro Police Department and Rowan University.
Despite tight-knit relations between both Rowan University and the Glassboro Police Department, no school-wide alerts were sent out on the night of the shooting.
As of now, no new information regarding the crime has been released to the public.
If anyone has any information regarding the shooting that took place on Jan. 18, individuals should contact Detective Laspata of the Glassboro Police Department at 856-881-1501 ext. 88133. Anonymous tips can be submitted by texting “GLASSPD” and your tip to 847411 (Tip411).
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