FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2020
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Public Information Bureau (609) 882-2000
Major Brian Polite - ext. 6514
Lt. Theodore Schafer - ext. 6515
SFC Jeff Flynn - ext. 6516
Sgt. Lawrence Peele - ext. 6531
Tpr. Alejandro Goez - ext. 6527
Tpr. Charles Marchan - ext. 6513
Egg Harbor Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with a shooting investigation where a 13-year-old male was shot on the Atlantic City Expressway in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County.
On Sunday, July 12, at approximately 4:06 a.m., troopers from the Troop “A” Atlantic City Expressway Station responded to milepost 7.2 westbound for the report of a shooting. Upon the trooper’s arrival, they found, a 13-year-old male victim conscious and alert seated inside of a white Toyota Tundra pickup truck. He sustained three gunshot wounds and was treated at the scene before being taken to an area hospital where he was last listed in critical but stable condition.
Detectives at the scene determined a total of seven shots were fired from an unidentified passing vehicle on the westbound lanes of the Atlantic City Expressway. It is believed the vehicle exited the Expressway at exit 7s to the Garden State Parkway southbound.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Jersey State Police Atlantic City Expressway Station at 609-965-7200. Anonymous tips are welcome.
This is an active investigation, and there is no additional information available at this time.
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