POLICE SUSPECT JERSEY SHORE SHOOTINGS ARE RELATED TO MTV REALITY SHOW
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Three young men have been wounded in a shooting on the Jersey Shore, but their injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Asbury Park police say they haven’t determined a motive for the shootings, but suspect hostility toward the MTV show “Jersey Shore” to be a factor. The shootings occurred just before midnight Friday in a residential area on Bangs Avenue. Monmouth County prosecutors say it appears that the three men, each of Italian descent, muscular, and somewhat orange from tanning bed use, were targeted by an unknown shooter who remained at large as of Saturday evening.
Authorities did not disclose specific details about the victims, saying only that they did not know each other and were “real Guidos.”
Officials say two of the men suffered “serious wounds” and remain hospitalized. Hospital staff have been forced to administer sedatives to keep the two men from escaping out the window to a nearby nightclub. The other man was treated at the hospital for minor injuries and released with a regimen of painkillers, which he promptly shared with some homies.