BEDMINSTER — State Police released a sketch of a gunman they believe fired at a Toyota Camry on Route 78 the evening of July 7.

A driver reported to State Police that she was shot at while driving her Toyota Camry on westbound Route 78 near Route 287 around 8:25 p.m.

She said the gunfire came from a large black SUV with Pennsylvania plates, which police said continued driving west.

Police said the shots were fired following a road rage incident. State Police on Wednesday said the circumstances remained under investigation.

Bullet holes from shots fired on Route 78 in Bedminster
Bullet holes from shots fired on Route 78 in Bedminster (Haylee Drake)

The victim's sister she is doing well and trying to get back to normal. The sister posted pictures of the bullet holes, which she said were the result of three gunshots.

Investigators are also asking witnesses or anyone with dashcam video footage to contact the Perryville Station Detective Bureau at 908-730-7042.

In June, State Police reported two shootings on Routes 55 and 295. Two shots were fired at a white SUV in the southbound lanes Route 55 in Vineland around 1 a.m. after a road rage incident.

In a separate incident several hours later, a man told State Police he was shot in the hand when while driving on Route 295 in Camden County. Investigations into both incidents are still open, according to Sgt. Lawrence Peele.

Sketch of suspect who shot at another vehicle on Route 78
Sketch of suspect who shot at another vehicle on Route 78 (NJ State Police)

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NJ arrests 31 accused child predators in "Operation 24/7"

A roundup of 31 men have been accused of sexually exploiting children online, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced on July 14 while detailing "Operation 24/7."

The suspects “possessed and or distributed videos and images of child sexual abuse, including in many cases videos of young children being raped by adults,” Grewal said.

Chat apps and gaming platforms remain favorite hunting grounds for child predators and even as the pandemic winds down, many children have continued to spend more time online.

State Police received 39% more tips in just the first 6 months of 2021 than they received in the entire year in 2019. The following are suspects charged in "Operation 24/7."

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