A GOP councilwoman in northern New Jersey was found shot to death in her vehicle Wednesday night in a possible targeted attack.
911 received a call with reports of shots fired around 7:20 Wednesday evening.
Eunice Dwumfour, 30, was found deceased in her car with multiple gunshot wounds in Sayreville, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office said.
The suspect is still at large.
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“This is an active and ongoing investigation anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call Detective Rebecca Morales of the Sayreville Police Department at 732-727-4444 or Detective Michelle Coppola of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office 732-745-3477,” the prosecutor’s office said.
I am stunned by the news of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour’s murder last evening in an act of gun violence. I send my condolences to her family and friends, and the entire Sayreville community.
I urge anyone with information to contact Sayreville local law enforcement. pic.twitter.com/mHulQuOrVZ
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) February 2, 2023
CBS News reported:
A borough councilwoman in northern New Jersey was found shot to death in her car on Wednesday night, and investigators are looking for answers. Eunice Dwumfour, of Sayreville, succumbed to her injuries after unknown perpetrators shot her several times, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office said in a news release.
Sayreville police received a 911 call reporting shots fired and were dispatched to a residential property in the township just before 7:30 p.m. ET Wednesday evening, the prosecutor said. When they arrived, officers discovered Dwumfour inside her vehicle. She had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the prosecutor’s office. Dwumfour was 30 years old.
A homicide investigation is underway as authorities work to locate a suspect. The county prosecutor has asked anyone with information about Dwumfour’s death, or access to surveillance footage of the area where the shooting took place, to submit tips to either the Sayreville Police Department or the prosecutor’s office.