BRIDGETON — A man was shot in the head Wednesday during a possible drug deal gone bad, police said.

The unidentified victim was flown from Inspira Health Center Bridgeton to Cooper University Hospital in Camden for treatment of a possible skill fracture, police said.

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Police said officers were dispatched to investigate a reported fight on Elmer Street at 5:25 p.m. Police said they couldn’t find the fight, but noticed the front porch of a house that appeared to have been damaged by an automobile.

A few minutes later, officers responding to a crash around Irving and Railroad avenues found two vehicles in the road and were told a man had fled on foot, police said. They later learned a man walked into Inspira Health Center Bridgeton with a gunshot wound.

The shooting victim, who was alert, reported going to Elmer Street to meet an acquaintance, only to be robbed by unknown men, police said. The victim said he drove off and struck the house with his car, which was found to have two bullet holes in the windshield, police said.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information may call police at 856-451-0033 or Crime Stoppers at 856-455-5550, or text TIP411 with the subtext BRIDGETON.

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