State police: New Jersey teenager found dead after being shot in Middle Smithfield Township

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MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A New Jersey teenager is dead after state police say a homicide occurred in Middle Smithfield Township late Saturday night.

According to PSP, they responded to reports of multiple shots fired in the area of Gingerbread Lane and Arrowhead Lane just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Troopers say around 12:15 Sunday morning, they found 19-year-old Jaheem Alston of Paterson, NJ, dead in a wooded nearby area. They say he suffered from multiple gunshot wounds.

“So as I’ve spoken to the neighbors, nothing like this has ever happened before in a long long time, that I know of. I don’t’ see that this is a recurring problem. This isn’t Chicago, this is hopefully an isolated incident,” neighbor Thomas Keener said.

No other information has been released in this ongoing homicide investigation.

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