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UPDATED Nov. 17, 2019: A sixth man has been charged, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office. The wounded man, Ibn Abdullah, 27, was the target of the shooting and was charged because a gun was found on him when emergency responders went to his aid, authorities said during a Saturday news conference at the school. He is in stable condition and will be undergoing surgery. The two other victims were a 10-year-old boy, who was shot in the neck and remains in critical condition, and a 15-year-old boy, who was treated for a graze wound.

 

MAYS LANDING- A 31 year-old Atlantic City man is charged with 3 counts of attempted murder and weapons charges in connection to a shooting at a Pleasantville High School football game in Pleasantville on Friday evening, Screen Shot 2019-11-16 at 18.22.40Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

 

Alvin Wyatt is charged with the shooting which struck 1 adult and 2 juveniles.  He is charged with 3 counts of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for  an unlawful purpose.

There were 4 other males at the game and connected to the shootings and are charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and certain persons not to posses a weapon.

The individuals include: Michael Mack, 27, Tyrell Dorn, 28, Shahid Dixon, 27–all of Atlantic City— and Vance Golden, 26, of Pleasantville.

Dixon is also charged with eluding.

After the shootings the four men fled from the Absecon Police in a vehicle and drove into Atlantic City.  One of the passengers threw a gun out of the vehicle while entering Atlantic City.

A 27 year-old male victim who was shot is in stable condition will be undergoing surgery.

A 10 year-old shooting victim is in critical condition and a 15-year old male suffered a graze wound and was treated at the hospital and released.

“I want to thank the Pleasantville Police Department and the scores of off duty emergency personnel that assisted the victims and helped law enforcement promptly identify and locate those responsible for causing mayhem at the Pleasantville High School football game.  Unlike some of the shootings that have occurred on school premises throughout the country, this incident had nothing to do with the students of Pleasantville High School or Camden High School.  The venue simply presented an opportunity for criminals to pursue their own form of petty vengeance against one another.  As a result, an innocent child was caught and injured in their crossfire.  Our community will not be held hostage by a few idiots intent on jeopardizing our safety and the safety of our children,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Pleasantville Police Department, Absecon Police Department, Atlantic City Police Department, ATF, Atlantic County Sheriff’s Department and Stockton Police Department were all instrumental in quickly apprehending these individuals.

***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. ***

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Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

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