Elizabeth homicide under investigation

An Elizabeth shooting that left one person dead and another injured late Monday afternoon is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Elizabeth Police Chief Patrick Shannon announced Tuesday.

The deceased victim has been identified as Michael Gibbs, 32, of Beverly, New Jersey, a small city in Burlington County.

It was shortly before 6 p.m. on Monday when shots were fired near the area of Jackson Avenue and Bond Street in Elizabeth. Gibbs was struck by gunfire and rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, while the second victim, an Elizabeth resident, was shot and transported to Newark Beth Israel Medical Center for treatment of injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

The shooting is under joint investigation by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force and the Elizabeth Police Department.

As of midday Tuesday no arrests had been made in connection with the shooting. Anyone with information about this incident is being urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Detective Danika Ramos at 908-451-7739 or Detective Michael Manochio at 908-966-2287.

The Union County Crime Stoppers also are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case; tips can be given anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477), via text message by texting “UCTIP” and a message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online