According to law enforcement, the shooting happened at the intersection of Benson Street and Eutaw Avenue in Camden, New Jersey. The victim, a 21-year-old male, sustained serious injuries while he was walking on the street shortly before 2 a.m.
The Camden County Police Department got a call about gunshots being fired in the area and sent officers to the scene. Police officers arrived in the area and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest.
The victim was immediately transported to nearby Cooper Hospital, where doctors treated him for his injuries. Sometime later, the victim was listed in critical condition.
Camden County NJ police are actively investigating the non-deadly shooting. At this time, investigators have yet to identify a suspect in the case.
If a suspect is ultimately identified and apprehended, they would face significant criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), aggravated assault can be classified as a second degree crime when it involves the use of a deadly weapon like a handgun or a knife. A conviction for second degree aggravated assault could result in a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Camden Man, 21, Shot in Chest in Critical Condition, Reports Say.”