A 25-year-old Atlantic City man was shot Sunday outside Carver Hall Apartments, marking the city's 13th homicide this year.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office identified the victim as James Jordan, of Caspian Avenue.
Shots were reported in the 1200 block of Magellan Avenue at 12:33 p.m., Sgt. Monica McMenamin said. Jordan was found several hundred yards away in the 1300 block of Magellan, she said. Emergency medical technicians unsuccessfully attempted to revive him.
Friends and family quickly went to his Facebook page — where he went under the name Na'eem Rasheed — expressing shock and pain at his passing. Jones also was known by the nickname Tink.
Police released few details on the shooting. Investigators, including those from the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Forensics Unit, spent hours at the scene, bringing metal detectors to where shots were first reported to search for shell casings and other evidence.
Several children had been playing near the area where Jordan was found, along with adults sitting and standing on stoops a few steps from the apartment building doors.
Several neighbors, who declined to give their names, said they feared for their safety.
Jordan is the ninth person to be killed in the city by gunfire, including several during the daytime. The last fatal shooting occurred a short distance away on N. South Carolina Avenue at about 4 p.m. July 29. Sedrick Lindo, 25, was killed and a baby was injured during that shooting, police said.
The frequency of daytime shootings was one of the reasons organizers changed their weekly community walks this week, from 11:45 p.m. Fridays to 6 p.m. Thursdays.
"Our first thought was that a lot of the activity was at night," said Kaleem Shabazz, president of Masjid Muhammad. "Now it seems like it's all over in terms of time."
The time change was planned before Sunday's shooting. The group will meet at the All Wars Memorial building and then walk through the neighborhoods. They will pause in the area where Jordan was gunned down.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666 or Atlantic City police at 609-347-5766. Information may also be called in anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234.
Staff Writer Hoa Nguyen contributed to this report.
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