“As being reported in the press, we can confirm there were two unrelated shootings in Asbury Park.
“While we cannot provide details of the events, we can assure you that the Asbury Park Police Department and Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office are working diligently on these cases.
“We also want to remind our citizens that Asbury Park declared itself a Stigma Free Community last year – with the goal of erasing the stigma associated with mental illness so that residents can get the resources they need without judgment. Individuals with mental health issues are encouraged to seek assistance through the City’s Social Services Department (732-502-4528), or through any other available avenue. We also encourage family and friends to get the help they need through these same channels so they can better assist loved ones in a time of crisis.
“Lastly, we cannot stress enough – if you have any knowledge of a crime, we implore you to immediately contact the Asbury Park Police Department or the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. The public is our first and best line of defense of against violence within our community.
“The safety of our residents and visitors is of the utmost importance to us. Please remember to contact the APPD to report any suspicious activity at 732-774-1300 and press 0 for Dispatch. To contact the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, call 800-533-7443. Or to make an anonymous tip, contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers at 800-671-4400, text “MONMOUTH” plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.monmouthcountycrimestopper