ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) – Two people were hospitalized after being shot near an Atlantic City casino early Tuesday morning.
The shooting happened at about 1 a.m. at Michigan Avenue and The Boardwalk near Bally’s Casino.
According to investigators, the incident began as a fight between approximately 15 people. Police say nearly 100 people were near the brawl. As officers were attempting to break up the crowd, a suspect pulled out a gun and opened fire.
A 17-year-old male from Vineland and a 22-year-old male from Bridgeton were wounded in the shooting. The 17-year-old was shot in the left leg and the second victim was shot in the upper chest.
The 17-year-old victim was treated at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center and later released. The 22-year-old was also taken to AtlantiCare and was still being examined early Tuesday morning. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Police say the suspect fled the scene after the shooting. A gun believed to have been used in the shooting was located at the Bally’s bus terminal.
Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department at 609-347-5766.