The authorities are investigating a shooting at a house party in New Jersey that left at least two dead and a dozen others wounded, the police said.
The New Jersey State Police said troopers responded to reports of a shooting at a home in Fairfield Township, a rural community in southern New Jersey near Bridgeton, around 11:50 p.m. on Saturday.
They found a 30-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman dead from gunshot wounds at the scene, the agency said.
A dozen other people, all adults, were taken to hospitals with various injuries. One of the them had “sustained serious injuries” and was in critical condition, the police said in a statement.
The governor, Philip D. Murphy, said the shooting took place at a house party with “hundreds” of attendees.
“Let there be no mistake: This despicable and cowardly act of gun violence only steels our commitment to ensuring New Jersey leads the nation in passing and enforcing strong and common-sense gun safety laws,” Mr. Murphy said in a statement. “No community should ever experience what occurred last night in Fairfield.”
No arrests have been made.