Irvington father, son shot; suspect sought

Image captured by surveillance camera of a suspect in the shooting of a man and his son in Irvington, New Jersey

November 19, 2013 2:14:20 PM PST
Police in Irvington, New Jersey have released a surveillance photo of a suspect wanted for questioning in the shooting of a man and his 8-year-old son.

The shooting happened on Clinton Avenue in Irvington around 2:30 Saturday afternoon Lloyd C. Lemonious sustained a single gunshot wound to the leg and his 8-year-old son was struck once in the cheek, officials said.

It is believed that the two victims were not the intended targets, investigators said.

Lemonious remains at U.M.D.N.J. Hospital in stable condition, but his son was released. Witnesses tell police a lone gunman, described as a young black man armed with a handgun opened fire without provocation.

An Investigative Task Force is handling the case. Several leads are currently being examined, officials said.

Uniformed patrols have also been increased to bolster police presence in the area.

Anyone with information please contact the Irvington Police Tip line at (973)-399-TIPPS (8477).