A 20-year-old resident of Orange was wounded in a shooting on 12th Avenue on Wednesday evening, according to police.
The victim was shot in the foot at about 6 p.m. on 12th Avenue near Rosa Parks Boulevard, said police director Jerry Speziale.
Police said the victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. He was treated and released from the medical center, said the director.
Speziale said the shooting is under investigation.
The director said the city is kicking off its Safe City Initiative today which will help law enforcement get better handle of crime in the Silk City.
Speziale also pointed to the designation of 12th Avenue as a crime hot spot which is likely to drastically reduce shootings in the crime plagued street. There’s been a 79-percent reduction in non-fatal shootings in designated crime hots spots, according to police data.