Two Cumberland County residents were shot following a large fight early Tuesday morning on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, police said.

The fight — which involved 15 people and drew a crowd of about 100 onlookers — happened at about 1 a.m. in the beach block of Michigan Avenue.

K-9 units visited the scene to assist with crowd control. Additional officers were stationed along Arkansas Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

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As officers broke up the fight, shots rang out, police said. The crowd scattered. Officers found two gunshot victims — a 17-year-old Vineland boy, who was hit in the left leg, and a 22-year-old Bridgeton man, who was hit in the upper chest. Both victims were conscious when they were taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus in Atlantic City. The teen was treated and released. The man remained in the hospital, listed in stable condition, Atlantic City police Sgt. Monica McMenamin said.

McMenamin said investigators will be interviewing the victim at the hospital to try to gather further information as his condition improves.

Police describe the shooting suspect as a black man wearing a dark-colored V-neck short-sleeved shirt, khaki shorts and dark shoes. The suspect fled on foot northbound on Michigan Avenue.

While checking the area, police found a handgun at the Bally’s Park Place bus terminal.

Bally’s security and surveillance departments are assisting police in the investigation.

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Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call the Atlantic City Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit at 609-347-5766 or Crimestoppers at 609-652-1234.


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