Friday, January 10, 2014

Atlantic City Teen Fatally Shot, Another Wounded After Altercation

ATLANTIC CITY – An Atlantic City teen was fatally shot during an altercation yesterday afternoon, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Wednesday, Jan. 8, at approximately 3 p.m. Atlantic City Police responded to the scene of a shooting near the intersection of Route 30 and Virginia Avenue.
Upon arrival, two teen males, ages 13 and 15, were discovered to have sustained gunshot wounds. One victim was shot in the chest and the second victim was shot in the leg.

Both victims were transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus. The male who was shot in the chest was pronounced dead at the hospital. He has been identified as Angel Mercado-Santiago, 13. The victim who was shot in the leg, age 15, is expected to survive.
This homicide is under investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department. No arrests have yet been made.
Anyone with information pertaining to this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes at (609)-909-7666.

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 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 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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