Camden NJ police are investigating a late-night shooting that resulted in serious injuries to a pedestrian.
As reported by Camden news and emergency scanner reports, the shooting happened just before 1 a.m. on North 33rd Street in Camden, New Jersey.
A 21-year-old male suffered significant injuries due to the shooting. According to Camden police, the victim was shot one time in the chest.
After the shooting incident, emergency responders rushed the victim to nearby Cooper University Hospital. The victim got medical treatment at the hospital for a gunshot wound to his chest. Officials did not provide any kind of statement or update on the victim’s condition after he was treated for the injuries.
The Camden Police Department and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office are working together on a joint investigation into the shooting incident. Investigators have yet to identify a suspect or a motive in the case.
If police can eventually identify and locate a suspect, it is likely that the suspect would face criminal charges for aggravated assault. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), anyone who uses a deadly weapon, such as a handgun or knife, to cause bodily injury to another person can be charged with a second degree criminal offense. A conviction on second degree aggravated assault charges could lead to a sentence of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Man Hospitalized After Camden Shooting, Reports Say.”