Woman shot in attempted carjacking near Kean University

November 11, 2013 4:37:33 AM PST
Police in New Jersey are trying to solve a shooting and possible carjacking attempt near one of the state's largest universities.

The incident happened Sunday night behind Kean University's main campus in Union Township.

The suspect left a huge hole in the driver's side window after firing a bullet into the car.

The victim is a 27-year-old woman who lives near the school.

She is recovering from a gunshot wound to the arm.

Police Director Daniel Zieser says the woman was taken to a hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries. He says she told police she was shot during an attempted carjacking and that after running away she called a campus police officer for help.

Kean University says the woman is not a student at the school. Her name was not immediately available.