The Rutgers University Police Department confirmed the off-campus incident happened around 1:30 a.m. when an unknown assailant – or assailants – opened fire on Delafield Street.
“Those injured were transported to an area hospital and injuries are reported to be serious,” Kenneth Cop, the Rutgers police chief, said in a statement. “Information as to the description(s) of the perpetrator(s) is limited at this time and the investigation is active and ongoing.”
Two male victims were pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Tap Into New Brunswick reported.
The motive behind the shooting remains unknown. Officials said there is no apparent link between the shooting and Rutgers or its students.
The New Brunswick Police Department is investigating and asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, contact its Detective Bureau at (732) 745-5217.