An Atlantic City man was found shot early this morning after police were alerted by ShotSpotter.
The city’s gunshot audio detection system informed police at 1:15 a.m. that four gunshots were heard in the 600 block of Drexel Avenue, but uniformed officers could not find a victim or crime scene, Sgt. Monica McMenamin said.
While he was checking the area, Sgt. Richard Johnson stopped a car and found three men inside — including one who had been struck by a bullet, McMenamin said.
Shavar Terry, 22, had a single gunshot wound to his buttocks, according to the report. He was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus while the other two occupants were taken in for questioning.
Terry, who lives on North Virginia Avenue, told Detective George Brown and Sgt. Chris Barber that he was riding his bike home when he saw two males in hooded sweatshirts on Drexel Avenue. One took out a gun and fired four to six shots at Terry, he told police.
The victim said he then called his girlfriend on his cell phone, and his brother picked him up just before Johnson stopped the car. Terry gave no other description of his attackers.
Detective Charles Stuart is leading the investigation.
Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or who has any information is asked to call police at 609-347-5766 or Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234. Information may also be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411) beginning the text with ACPD.