PLEASANTVILLE – A Pleasantville man is dead, found last night in Pleasantville, the apparent victim of a shooting, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Pleasantville Police responded last night, July 14, 2016, at 11:23 p.m. to Vola Lane, Pleasantville, for multiple 9-1-1 calls. EMS and AtlantiCare paramedics also responded to the scene.
Upon arrival, police found Mark Smith, 19, of Pleasantville, on the ground, bleeding from a head wound. Smith was transported by emergency medical responders to the AtlantiCare Medical Center—City Campus, where he was pronounced dead by Dr. Ali at 12:15 a.m., July 15, 2016. Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit detectives also responded to the scene and to the hospital.
Next-of-kin have been notified. An autopsy is pending.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Pleasantville Police Department continue the investigation, and ask that anyone with information about the incident contact the Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666, or the Pleasantville Police Department at (609) 641-6100.
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.