Police: NJ shooter may be armed with rifle

Emergency personnel transport a shooting victim into an ambulance after a shooting in Absecon, New Jersey on January 18, 2011.

January 18, 2011 8:53:45 PM PST
Police in Absecon, New Jersey were called to a shooting that sent at least one man to an area hospital.

The shooting occurred shortly after 9:00 p.m. along California Avenue near route 9.

Upon arrival, police and fire personnel retrieved and transported one gunshot victim to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center city division for treatment.

SWAT units were called in to try and locate the shooter who is believed to be armed with a rifle.

There is no word what prompted the shooting, but police shut down approximately a mile stretch of route 9 during the investigation.