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Authorities Identify 13-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot In Atlantic City

File photo. (credit: CBS3)

File photo. (credit: CBS3)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., (CBS) – Authorities have identified the 13-year-old boy who they say was fatally shot during an altercation Wednesday afternoon in Atlantic City.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office has identified the victim as Angel Mercado-Santiago, of Atlantic City.

On Wednesday at about 3 p.m., Atlantic City Police responded to the scene of a shooting near the intersection of Route 30 and Virginia Avenue (See Related Story).

Upon arrival, officers found two teen males, ages 13 and 15, suffering from gunshot wounds. Authorities say Mercado-Santiago 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.

Authorities say Mercado-Santiago was pronounced dead at the hospital. The 15-year-old victim 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 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.

 

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