FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J (CBS) — A third victim has died following a mass shooting at a house party in Cumberland County over the weekend. State police say 19-year-old Braylin Holmes, of Milville City, died Monday night after being shot in Fairfield Township.
Holmes is the third victim to die from the shooting. Eleven others were injured in the gunfire. Thirty-year-old Kevin Elliot and 25-year-old Asia Hester, both of Bridgeton, were also killed.READ MORE: 6-Year-Old Girl Shot Multiple Times While Driving With Her Mom In Chester
“This was a birthday party, a birthday party is supposed to be a joyous event not a target for those hell-bent on inflicting harm into a community,” Gov. Phil Murphy said.
Authorities charged 36-year-old Kevin Dawkins, of Oklahoma, with multiple weapons counts in relation to Saturday night’s shooting.READ MORE: Southeast Delco School District Closes Schools, Offices After Possible Threat At Academy Park High School
Police say he was hiding in a wooded area near an apartment complex and was arrested without incident about an hour after the shooting.
Authorities say the shooting was a targeted attack.MORE NEWS: Cell Phone Video Shows 2-Alarm Fire At Former Family Center In Camden
State and county officials expect additional arrests to follow.