Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Lindenwold Police Chief Thomas Brennan reported a man was wounded in a shooting early Tuesday in Lindenwold.

Lindenwold Police responded around 12:50 a.m to the Emerald Ridge Apartment Complex on East Gibbsboro Road for a 911 call about a gunshot victim. Officers arrived at the scene and located a 26-year-old Lindenwold man who had been shot.

The victim reported he had been walking through the complex when a male approached him and demanded money. After the victim stated he did not have money, the suspect allegedly pulled a handgun from his pocket and pointed it at the victim. The victim reported he attempted to flee and was shot.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Cooper University Hospital in Camden for treatment and was later released.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot-8 black male who was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a mask covering the lower part of his face.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Paul Audino at (856) 225-8449 or Lindenwold Police Detective Noel Cortez at (856) 784-4800.

Information may also be emailed to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org.

Released Tuesday, June 23, 2015.