Man shot in leg Tuesday afternoon

CNJ staff

An adult male was shot in the leg shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday in the vicinity of Grand and Maple streets, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler.

Authorities have declined to identify the victim, citing an ongoing investigation.

Chandler said at 9 p.m. Tuesday, police were conducting multiple interviews and had a person of interest in custody.

He said the victim was in stable condition at Plains Regional Medical Center. Chandler said police were stationed at the hospital for the protection of the victim and others.

Chandler said he would not discuss a possible motive, citing the ongoing investigation.