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18-year-old shot and killed in Pleasantville

18-year-old shot and killed in Pleasantville

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PLEASANTVILLE — An 18-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday night, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.

At 10:14 p.m., city police and investigators from the prosecutor’s Major Crimes Unit responded to Edgeley Avenue after receiving a 911 call, according to a news release from the Prosecutor’s office.

Byron Jones was found at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds, Tyner said.

An autopsy was scheduled to be completed Wednesday.

The shooting incident was the second reported Tuesday in the city. Officers responded to the 200 block of North Fourth Street at 2:25 p.m. for a gunshot alert, police said. Officers did not find victims but did find projectile damage to vehicles.

Ahmad Austin contributed to this report.

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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