ROSELLE, NJ (CBSNewYork) – Police in Union County New Jersey are investigating the death shooting death of a 17-year-old male, according to Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr.
The shooting occurred around 11:00 a.m. Monday morning, the victim has been identified as Damel Mitchell of Roselle. Mitchell was pronounced dead at Sylvester Lane Field at 11:12 a.m, according to authorities.
Roselle Mayor Jamel Holley expressed shock and promised that justice would be served.
“This is a startling incident and one that has no place in the city of Roselle or anywhere,” said Mayor Jamel Holley. “Anyone who commits a crime in our city will be sought after and punished to the full extent of the law. I ask my fellow residents to be vigilant, report suspicious behavior, and to stand with police against any criminal that seeks to disrupt our peaceful way of life.”
Three suspects fled the scene, according to police but no arrests have been made and a motive has not been established. Detectives are interviewing potential witnesses, the investigation is on-going.
Additionally, anyone with information is urged to contact the Union County Crimestoppers at (908) 654-TIPS or www.uctip.org.