Original report from NJ.com – http://www.nj.com/salem/index.ssf/2014/08/man_wounded_in_second_salem_city_weekend_shooting.html#incart_river

Authorities are investigating a shooting on Thompson Street Sunday night that they believe is connected to another less than 48 hours earlier that left four teenagers wounded.

Emergency personnel were called to the first block of Thompson Street about 9 p.m. by reports of a shooting there.

Salem City Police Chief John A. Pelura III said Robert Kincade, 24, was outside making a phone call when he heard several gunshots.

Kincade reportedly ran back inside the house, but was grazed by a bullet across his lower back, according to Pelura. He was transported to The Memorial Hospital of Salem County by Fenwick Community Ambulance for treatment.

Pelura said it’s unknown if Kincade was the intended target of the shooting, but he said authorities believes a relative may have been the actual target.

Kincade was not able to provide a description of the shooter, but police were able to recover some evidence from the scene, according to Pelura.It’s also believed that the shooting Sunday night is connected to the shooting early Saturday morning on Walnut Street. Pelura could not provide details of what led authorities to link the two incidents.

Four teenagers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after they were shot on Walnut Street about 1:50 a.m.

The teens — three boys and one girl ranging in age from 14 to 17 years old — were sitting on a porch when two men — described as black men wearing black hoodies — approached from between two houses across the street.

The suspects — one with a handgun and one with a shotgun — fire multiple times, according to authorities. The shots from the handgun missed, but all four teens were struck by shotgun pellets.

Salem County Prosecutor John T. Lenahan said several “persons of interest” are being looked at in connection with the shooting Saturday morning.

The prosecutor also believes that the shooting was connected to a feud between groups from Salem City and Camden that began in June when a Camden man was killed in a shooting after moving to Salem.

Lenahan said his office, the Salem County Sheriff’s Department and the New Jersey State Police are allocating resources to Salem City to help investigate the recent wave of violence as well as help to stop it.

Anyone with information is urged to call Salem City Police at 856-935-0057.

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