Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk and Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson reported two non-fatal shootings Sunday in the city.
The first was reported about noon on the 400 block of Raritan Street in Camden. A 19-year-old Camden woman was found with a gunshot wound to the chest inside a home on Raritan. She was taken to Cooper Hospital for treatment. A gun was retrieved and a 17-year-old Camden resident at the home at the time of the shooting was charged in Juvenile Court with Attempted Murder, 2nd degree Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Hindering.
The second incident was reported about 4:20 p.m. Sunday at 32nd and Pierce streets. The victim, a 23-year-old Camden woman, was shot in the hand and was being treated at Cooper Hospital. It appears the woman was with her boyfriend Julian Santos, M/20, of Collingswood, in a Buick Century when she was struck. Investigators are looking into whether her shooting is related to another gun incident earlier that day in which Santos fired a weapon at another man on 29th and Pierce but did not hit him. Santos is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. He is being held on $125,000 bail.
Police are still seeking the person responsible for the 23-year-old woman’s shooting. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office at (856) 225-8400.
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