‘Persons of interest’ looked at in Salem City shooting that left 4 teens wounded

Original article by Bill Gallo Jr., and found on NJ.com at http://www.nj.com/salem/index.ssf/2014/08/persons_of_interest_looked_at_in_salem_city_shooting_that_left_4_teens_wounded.html#incart_river

Several “persons of interest” are being looked at in connection with a weekend shooting that left four teenagers injured, authorities said Sunday.

The incident took place around 1:50 a.m. at 32 Walnut St. Saturday.

The teens — three males and one female ranging in age from 14 to 17 — were sitting on the step of the home when two males approached from between houses across the street, according to Salem County Prosecutor John T. Lenahan.

The suspects, one with a shotgun and the other with a handgun, fired multiple times, authorities said. The teens were struck by pellets from the shotgun. The suspects, described as black males wearing black hoodies, fled the scene.

All of the teenager were reported out of area hospitals Sunday — The Memorial Hospital of Salem County, Mannington Township, and Christiana Medical Center, Newark, Delaware — where they were taken after the incident.

The prosecutor said what he described as several “persons of interest” are being looked at in connection with the shooting.

Lenahan said he believes that the shooting is connected to an ongoing feud between groups from Salem City and Camden that began when a Camden man who had moved to Salem was shot and died in June.

Anyone with information on the shooting Saturday morning or any other shootings in the city should contact City Police Department Det. Michael Pelura at 856-935-0057or Salem County Chief of Detectives Brian Facemyer at 856-935-8119.

Contact South Edition Editor Bill Gallo Jr. at 856-935-1500 ext. 432 or