Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a string of shootings in Camden Tuesday into Wednesday that left five people injured with gunshot wounds.
The first was reported about 1:30 p.m. near 7th Street and Ferry Avenue. A 21-year-old Camden man was shot in the hand while driving a Mercury Villager on Ferry Avenue. He sped away from the scene toward Mount Ephraim Avenue. The victim was treated at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.
The second incident was reported about 2:10 p.m. at 7th and Elm streets. A 19-year-old Camden man and a 21-year-old Barrington man were both shot multiple times. Both were being treated at Cooper Hospital in Camden.
The third incident was reported shortly after midnight Wednesday on 3rd Street between Spruce and Cherry streets. A 48-year-old Camden man was shot multiple times while riding his bike in that area. The victim was knocked off his bike by the gunshots and ran to 3rd and Cherry streets. The victim is in critical but stable condition at Cooper Hospital.
The final incident was reported about 2:30 a.m. A 53-year-old cab driver from Camden was shot in both arms after a passenger directed him to drive to 29th and Buren streets and attempted to rob him. After the shooting the victim drove himself to the Camden County Metro Division Police headquarters on Federal Street and reported the incident. He was released from Cooper Hospital overnight.
Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Investigator Matt Woshnak is investigating the shooting at 7th and Ferry and he may be reached at (856) 580-6054. The other three shootings are being handled by Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Investigator Robert Ferris. He may be reached at (856) 225-8518. The Camden County Metro Division has also assigned detectives to the shootings. Detective Madrid Matthews is investigating the shooting on Ferry Avenue; Detective Ryan Bell is responsible for the shootings at 7th and Elm streets; Detective Ruth Berrios is investigating the 3rd Street shooting; and
Detective Maurice Jenkins is handling the cab driver shooting. All can be reached through the department detective bureau at (856) 757-7420.
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