Shooting between vehicles on U.S. Routes 1&9 in Elizabeth under investigation

Authorities are seeking information from any eyewitnesses to a shooting that took place on a busy stretch of a major highway in Elizabeth early Saturday morning, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Sunday.

The victim of the shooting, a 28-year-old male Elizabeth resident, is in critical condition at a local hospital.

At sometime between 5:15 and 5:45 a.m. on Saturday morning, gunfire coming from a dark-colored SUV or pickup truck struck an occupant of a white BMW SUV on U.S. Routes 1&9 near McClellan Street close to the Newark-Elizabeth border, according to the preliminary investigation. The driver of the vehicle struck by gunfire transported the victim to get emergency medical treatment.

Anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact Union County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Nicholas Falcicchio at 908-721-8186 or Elizabeth Police Department Detectives Luis Demondo or Jose Martinez at 908-558-2052.

The Union County Crime Stoppers are also offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case; tips can be given anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at