According to police spokesman Lt. Brian Morrell at 10:26 pm officers responded to the 200 block of N. Broadway for a gunshot victim. The victim, a 20 year old male from Camden City, stated that he had been robbed by three Hispanic males behind Independent Chemical on Essex Street. The male was shot in the chest and taken to Cooper Hospital where he is in critical condition. The victim was unable to identify any suspects, however, investigators are working on several leads in the case.
On May 1 there was another shooting in Gloucester City which occurred in the 300 block of Middlesex Street. A suspect in that case was arrested by police.
In a exclusive interview with CNBNews Gloucester Police Chief George Berglund was asked to comment about this incident. “This is not indicative of everyday life in Gloucester City,” Berglund said.
“I can not remember the last time we had a shooting. They happen everywhere and we are fortunate that we do not have many. Unfortunately it puts an ugly spotlight on both the city and police department because of some scumbags. It is not fair to both the city and our department because we have far more decent residents than bad. It is just a small handful causing our issues."