Camden, N.J. – The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Woodlynne Police Department are investigating the Thursday night shooting of a man and two-year-old child, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer and Woodlynne Public Safety Director Ed Figueroa.
Police were called around 7:30 p.m. after the two victims showed up at an area hospital Jan. 30. Detectives said the man was shot in the upper body and the child was shot in the foot.
The man told detectives he was in his vehicle with the two-year-old and another man in the back seat at the intersection of 4th and Chestnut Streets when three men reportedly approached the car. After allegedly demanding money, one of the men fired multiple shots at the car, hitting the driver and the child.
Camden County Police received a ShotSpotter activation and assisted detectives at the hospital.
“Anyone who can open fire on a vehicle with a child inside is an extremely dangerous individual,” said Acting Prosecutor Mayer. “Our Major Crimes Unit is working hard with Woodlynne Police to find those responsible.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Allison Dube-Smith at 856-225-7105 or Woodlynne Police Detective Edgar Feliciano at 856-535-6780.
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