FRANKLIN (Somerset) — People were running for cover this weekend after at least three shootings in the township's Somerset section, where residents weren't safe even in their own homes.

In one case, a man was shot after a stray bullet came through a window of his house. In another incident, a bullet ended up in someone's bedroom wall.

A 33-year-old resident of Victor Street was hospitalized for a non-life threatening bullet wound to his right shoulder after the stray bullet blasted into the second floor of his home about 3 a.m. Saturday. His was the only reported injury during the weekend, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office said.

Police found several shell casings outside the home.

After the shooting, police obtained a search warrant for the house next door, where police said they found a .22 caliber handgun and a 50-round magazine.

Police arrested David Anderson and charged him with second degree possession of an assault weapon, second degree possession of a weapon by certain persons, and fourth-degree possession of a high capacity magazine.

The first shooting was reported Friday before 9 p.m. on Minetta Road.  Police said resident told police they had heard about five gunshots, with at least one bullet ending up in a bedroom wall of the house.

On Saturday night, police got a report of three men shooting a gun across Route 27 near Millstone Road and Somerset Street near the New Brunswick border. Police responded to the area and were told by witnesses that they had heard the shots and then saw the men run north on Fuller Street.

Officials ask anyone with information about the shootings to call the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100, or the Franklin police department at 732-873-5533. Anonymous information can also be sent  through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers' Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS.

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