A man was fatally shot Saturday afternoon in Atlantic City, authorities said.
William Clegg Jr., 20, of Mays Landing, was killed on the 500 block of North Indiana Avenue, according to a news release issued by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.
At 2:30 p.m., the Atlantic City police received a 911 report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police discovered Clegg lying in the street with multiple gunshot wounds.
Emergency responders attempted to revive Clegg and transported him to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, where he was pronounced dead at 2:55 p.m. by Dr. Ayoola Ali.
The Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit also responded to the scene and is conducting the homicide investigation with the Atlantic City Police Department.
On Saturday afternoon, at least seven police cars were at the intersection of Hummock and North Indiana avenues in the city’s Westside neighborhood. The intersection of Hummock and North Indiana was sealed off with police tape. There were as many as 18 uniform police officers on the scene. At least 12 shell casings marked by orange cones were visible on the sidewalk near the intersection where Atlantic Boston Chicken & Grocery Market is located.
During the afternoon, Nicole Fischer, of Atlantic City, was on the front porch of the home in the neighborhood where she has lived for the past year.
“It’s crazy to have to come home to this,” said Fischer, who moved to the neighborhood from the Inlet section.
Fischer said she has seen or heard about multiple killings in the area.
Fischer has six children ranging in age from 2 to 12, but she doesn’t let them go outside because she said it isn’t safe.
“One month after I moved here, there was a shooting,” said Fischer, who added she heard a half dozen gunshots Friday night before Saturday afternoon’s shooting.
Fischer said her children are not even safe in her backyard.
“This is ridiculous,” Fischer said. “Something needs to be done.”
Neighbors said Atlantic City police need to establish a substation in the area because of crime in recent years.
No arrests were made as of late Saturday night. This is the second homicide in Atlantic City this year and the fourth in the county.
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call the Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666 or the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at 609-347-5766. Information may also be phoned in anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or texted to tip411 (847411), beginning the text with ACPD.
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