Damon Wallace, 29, of Bridgeton, who is wanted in connection with a Friday attempted murder in Bridgeton.

BRIDGETON — City police are searching for suspects in the attempted slaying of a local man Friday morning and three other shootings that left two people wounded over the weekend.

The Friday morning incident involved a stabbing, and the victim was listed Monday in stable condition at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, police said.

The shootings left one man with a leg injury and the other person with a foot injury, police said. Police said they are trying to determine if the shootings are related.

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Local authorities went to the Burlington Manor apartment complex on South Burlington Road at about 10:45 a.m. on Friday to find complex resident Elijah Burch, 24, in the parking lot with a stab wound to his chest, said Capt. Michael Gaimari of the city Police Department.

Authorities eventually identified Damon Wallace, 29, also of Burlington Manor, as Burch’s alleged assailant, Gaimari said. Authorities are searching for Wallace, who is wanted on attempted murder and other charges, he said.

Millville police found the vehicle that Wallace allegedly used to flee the stabbing scene, he said.

As for the shootings, 24-year-old Walden Drive resident Raheem Jamison was shot in the right leg while standing in the 100 block of South Avenue at about 7 p.m. Friday, Gaimari said. Jamison, who was treated at Inspira Health Center Bridgeton for his injuries and released, told police gunshots came from a dark-colored sport utility vehicle, he said.

Gaimari said witnesses also told police that a black sport utility vehicle was involved in an early Sunday morning shooting in which Shawn Brown, 20, of Hampton Street, was shot in a foot. Brown was driving his vehicle east on Henry Street when several “loud bangs” were followed by the shattering of his vehicle’s rear window, he said.

Brown drove himself home before being taken to Inspira Health Center Bridgeton by a friend, Gaimari said. Brown was released after being treated at the center, he said.

The third shooting involve bullets riddling the car of a 19-year-old Millville woman in the 300 block of Cohansey Street early Sunday morning, Gaimari said. There were no injuries, he said.

Gaimari said all three shootings remain under investigation.

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