NEPTUNE - Two people killed in a shooting Wednesday night were sitting in a parked car on Washington Avenue at the time, authorities said.
Only one of the two victims had been identified as of Thursday morning. Samore Edwards, an 18-year-old Plainfield woman, was shot and killed along with an unidentified male, acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey said.
Officers responded to the area about 8:15 p.m. after a report of a shooting, the Prosecutor’s Office said.
The two victims were found sitting inside a parked vehicle, according to officials.
Edwards died on the scene and the male victim was later pronounced dead at Jersey Shore University Medial Center, police said.
Neptune police Capt. Michael McGhee confirmed Thursday morning that the shooting resulted in a double homicide.
Officials are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact Prosecutors Office Detective Christopher Guy at 800-533-7443 or Neptune Police Department Detective Darell Harris at 732-988-8000, ext. 408.
Anonymous tips can be reported to Monmouth County Crime Stoppers at 800-671-4400, monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com or through the free P3 Tips mobile app.
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This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: Officials release ID of one victim in Neptune double homicide