New Jersey Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour was gunned down outside her home late Wednesday, crashing her car after being repeatedly shot while behind the wheel, officials said.
Dwumfour, 30, was found dead in her white Nissan SUV after it crashed near the Camelot at La Mer apartment complex in Sayreville, NJ.
The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office said police received a 911 call just before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for shots fired on Samuel Circle in Sayreville.
Officers responded and found a woman in her car outside an apartment complex with multiple gunshot wounds; she was pronounced dead on scene.
Local leaders were quick to mourn Dwumfour and praise her memory.
“Beyond her dedication to our community, I can share that she was a woman of deep faith and worked hard to integrate her strong Christian beliefs into her daily life as a person and a community leader,”
Sayreville Mayor Victoria Kilpatrick said in a statement.
Some locals toldthat the gunman was spotted racing off to the Garden State Parkway, which edges the complex. No other details were given on possible identifying details or a weapon.
Dwumfour — who also preached for a Nigerian-based church group — appeared to be the intended target, authorities said, stressing that there was no obvious motive.
Dwumfour was also a member of Sayreville’s Human Relations Commission. Current member Mahesh Chitnis said she was “still processing the news.”