SAYREVILLE, N.J. (PIX11) — Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour was fatally shot in New Jersey Wednesday night, authorities said.
Dwumfour, 30, was found with multiple gunshot wounds inside her car near Samuel Circle in Sayreville at around 7:22 p.m., according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
“I am stunned by the news of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour’s murder last evening in an act of gun violence. I send my condolences to her family and friends, and the entire Sayreville community,” Gov. Phil Murphy said in a tweet.
Dwumfour was a first-term member of the borough council in the town of 45,000 people.
Mahesh Chitnis, of the Sayreville Human Relations Commission, said Dwumfour was his neighbor and he was shocked that she was shot and killed so close to his home, according to a Facebook post.
“She was a woman full of life … I couldn’t believe that this can happen in my town,” Chitnis said in the social media post.
Chyann Brown, Dwumfour’s next-door neighbor, described her as a “sweet” and “kindhearted” person. Dwumfour was the mother of a pre-teen daughter, her friends said.
“We can’t even believe that could happen to her,” Brown said. “Stuff like this doesn’t happen over here, at all ever. I was scared.”
There have been no arrests. The investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call the Sayreville Police Department at 732-727-4444 or the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office 732-745-3477.