Search ongoing for PNC Bank Arts Center shooter

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    Police searched a wooded area overnight for a person suspected of shooting two people outside a hip-hop concert at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel.

    The shooting, which occurred shortly after 11:00 p.m. yesterday in Lot 4, caused panic among the crowd attending a show by Big Sean and J. Cole.

    Eighteen-year-old Omayma Bougdour tells the Daily News gunfire began after an argument broke out in the parking lot.

    She says “everyone started sprinting and stampeding.”

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    According to a tweet from the New Jersey State Police, the lone shooter fled into a wooded area, and two people were airlifted in critical but stable condition to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. 

    Police did not provide a description of the shooter. 

    Authorities request that anyone with information contact State Police detectives at (732) 441-4550.


    The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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