PISCATAWAY — Authorities are looking for answers related to the death of a man who was shot in the area of Washington Street and West Fifth Street.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Piscataway Police Chief Thomas Mosier announced Thursday that a "homicide is under investigation."

Authorities responded to the scene around 4:00 p.m. Thursday and found 22-year-old Alphonso Brown, of North Brunswick, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Officers performed lifesaving measures on the victim, who was transported to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call Detective TJ Patel of the Piscataway Police Department at 732-562-1100 or Detective Mark Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3927.

Contact reporter Dino Flammia at dino.flammia@townsquaremedia.com.

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