Couple followed home, carjacked, husband shot in Woodbridge, New Jersey

WOODBRIDGE, New Jersey (WABC) -- A man was shot trying to fight off carjackers who had followed him and his wife home in New Jersey, according to police.

It happened around 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, outside a home on Kline Boulevard in Woodbridge.

Authorities say the husband and wife, who were returning home, were followed into their driveway by a red Toyota Rav-4 with two men inside.

They say the passenger exited the Rav-4, brandished a handgun, and demanded the keys to the victims' vehicle.

The husband resisted, and a physical struggle ensued.

The suspect fired one shot at the husband, striking him the arm.

The suspect then fled the scene in the Rav-4.

The husband was transported to Robert Wood University Hospital for treatment.

The shooter was described as a thin Black male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Woodbridge police at 732-634-7700.

ALSO READ | College basketball star killed in NYC mass shooting
EMBED More News Videos

Nine people were shot, one of them fatally, when gunfire erupted in Harlem overnight. The victim who died was a college basketball star. Sonia Rincon has more on the story and reaction from family.

* Get Eyewitness News Delivered
* More New Jersey news
* Send us a news tip
* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
* Follow us on YouTube

Submit a tip or story idea to Eyewitness News

Have a breaking news tip or an idea for a story we should cover? Send it to Eyewitness News using the form below. If attaching a video or photo, terms of use apply.
Copyright © 2022 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.