The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Merchantville Police Department reported a man was fatally shot in Merchantville last night.
Merchantville Police were dispatched at approximately 8:31 p.m. on Monday to the unit block of Russell Avenue for a report of an unconscious person. Officers arrived and located the victim, Joshua Simmons, 21, of Pennsauken, lying on the sidewalk. He was suffering from gunshot wounds and was transported to Kennedy Hospital in Cherry Hill, where he was pronounced deceased at 9:07 p.m.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Sherman Lee Hopkins Jr. at (856) 225-8623 or Merchantville Police Sgt. Steve Marrone at (856) 662-0500. Information may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Released Tuesday, February 23, 2016.