VINELAND — City police said they are searching for the person who wounded a local man after firing several shots at his car near South Seventh Street and Landis Avenue on Tuesday night.

Police said Angel Cuadrado, 27, of the 600 block of South Seventh Street, was one of three people in the car when someone in a white van fired six or seven shots into his vehicle.

Cuadrado suffered nonlife-threatening injuries to his left thigh, police said. The passengers in his car were not injured, they said. Police did not identify the passengers.

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Local authorities said an off-duty police officer reported hearing gunshots at about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The officer also reported seeing a white van leave the area at a high rate of speed.

City police said they found shell casings at the scene. Officials at South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center in Vineland also reported that a gunshot victim had been dropped off at the hospital and was being treated in the facility’s emergency room, police said.

According to police, Cuadrado said his car was stopped for a red light the white van pulled along side and someone inside started shooting. Cuadrado said he fled the scene and went to the residence of a family member, who dropped him off at the medical center, police said.

The van was later found abandoned on Evelyn Avenue, police said. They said they towed the vehicle to the Police Department for further investigation.

Police said they do not know the identity of the shooter or if Cuadrado was even the shooter’s intended target.

Contact Thomas Barlas:

609-226-9197

TBarlas@pressofac.com

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