Statement from Mayor Donald Shaw on April 16 Shooting at House Party

There was an unfortunate incident that happened over the holiday weekend involving teenagers, a physical altercation and a gun.

According to the Roselle Police Department (RPD), at approximately 10:26 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2022, police responded to the area of Sheridan Ave and E 7th Ave on a report of shots fired.

The 18-year-old victim sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he is receiving medical treatment. A preliminary investigation determined that the male victim was shot while leaving the area after a party ended due to the altercation.

As the RPD continues to lead this open investigation, I’d like to emphasize that gun violence such as this within our Borough is a serious threat to public safety and will not be tolerated. It takes a toll on our entire community.

I want to assure residents that our administration is working with other communities and political leaders to help rid our streets of illegal guns by advocating for life-saving gun safety reform. The passage of anti-gun laws at the state and federal level will help prevent illegal guns from coming into our community and create the safe Roselle we all deserve.

If you or someone you know has any information regarding the April 16 incident, please contact Detective Vega 908-259-4038 or

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