Atlantic City police are investigating a shooting in which two people were injured.

Several people called police about 9 p.m. reporting shots fired on the 500 block of North Kentucky Avenue, Sgt. Monica McMenamin said.

Upon arrival, police found a victim with wounds to the hip and buttocks, McMenamin said. His name was not immediately known.

He was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, where he underwent surgery.

A second victim was found a few blocks away on the 900 block of North Kentucky Avenue. He had a graze wound to the back.

Witnesses told police that a maroon car was seen leaving the area, McMenamin said. The car was found at Brooks Court, but it was unoccupied. It was towed from the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 609-347-5766 or Atlantic County Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234. Information may also be texted anonymously to tip41 (847411) beginning the text with ACPD.

Lynda Cohen