Was Second Fatal Shooting in Mays Landing Part of ‘Turf War’?
Wednesday evening, an Atlantic County man became the second person shot to death in Mays Landing this week. A resident of the Woodlands Condominiums in Mays Landing, where the shooting occurred, is quoted as saying the shooting was a part of a "turf war".
The Hamilton Township Police issued this press release late Wednesday concerning the shooting:
"A man was shot and killed early this evening in the Woodlands Condominiums in Mays Landing.
In response to a 9-1-1 call, Hamilton Township Police responded this day, Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 6:33 p.m. to Ivy Bush Court in Hamilton Township for a report of a shooting.
Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad personnel, AtlantiCare paramedics, and Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit detectives also responded to the scene.
Upon arrival, police found an Atlantic County man, the victim of multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:51 p.m. by AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center physician, Dr. Erban. An autopsy is pending."
The victim’s name is not being released at this time.
The Hamilton Township Police Department Detective Bureau and the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit will continue on with this investigation. The press release continues to say,
"Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666. Witnesses may also contact the Hamilton Township Police Department at (609) 625-2700."
The Press of Atlantic City is reporting that Robert Greaney, the president of the Woodlands Condominium Association board, believes this incident is connected to last Friday's fatal shooting, when a 21-year-old Atlantic City man was killed and his brother was injured in the parking lot at the Hamilton Mall, outside Macy’s. He is quoted saying,
"This is not a Woodlands incident. This is a turf war moving into Atlantic County, from what I understand from authorities in the county,” This is an inherently safe community.”
The Atlantic County Persecutor's office declined comment on the resident's statement.
Source: Press of Atlantic City