Eunice Dwumfour, a 30-year-old Councilwoman from New Jersey, was fatally shot outside her home on Wednesday night.
Reports from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that she had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and had crashed her white Nissan SUV near the Camelot at La Mer apartments in Sayreville.
Witnesses reported that the car had been shot about 12 times as it drove down Check Avenue toward Samuel Circle.
The vehicle eventually stopped after hitting two parked cars. An anonymous witness reported to the NY Post seeing Dwumfour slumped over the wheel, wearing a black hoodie and brown fur, with a bullet hole in the passenger door and multiple bullet wounds in the driver door.
The Daily Mail UK reports that authorities believe the councilwoman, employed by a Nigerian-based church organization, was the intended target of the attack, yet no motive has been provided.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy expressed his shock at the news and sent his condolences to Dwumfour’s family, friends, and the entire Sayreville community.
Victoria Kilpatrick, the Mayor of Sayreville, expressed her condolences, “the community is shocked and saddened at the loss of Eunice Dwumfour, who was a dedicated member of our Borough Council who was truly committed to serve all of our residents.”
According to her LinkedIn page, Dwumfour held three distinct positions – Certified Business Analyst and Scrum Professional for Fire Congress Fellowship Inc., part-time Emergency Medical Technician, and Director of Churches for Champions Royal Assembly.
Dwumfour was a graduate of William Paterson University, having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies.
So far, there have been no arrests, and police have declined to comment.