HOLMDEL, NJ -  The following is a message issued this morning by Mayor Eric Hinds through the town's Civic Alert system:

"I am sending this message due to the many rumors being passed around by members of the public. There WAS a shooting in the parking lot of the PNC Bank Arts Center."

"As a precaution, over 50 officers checked the entire area, assisted by helicopters and K-9's, and found no threats within Holmdel, and it is believed that the suspect involved left the area."

"Please remember that this is an active investigation being conducted by the New Jersey State Police and all leads are being followed. If more information is released, it will be forwarded."