A 32-year-old man died Friday night after he was found shot multiple times in Atlantic City.

Nelson Viera, who lived in the city, is Atlantic City’s third homicide victim this year, matching the total number of killings in all of 2013.

Police were called to the area of Texas and Arctic avenues about 8:30 p.m., after they were alerted to shots fired by the city's ShotSpotter system that uses audio sensors to record and report gunshots.

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Viera was found in the area of Florida and Arctic avenues.

Police also found an SUV driven onto the curb at Texas and Arctic avenues. Traffic was blocked off on Arctic between California and Florida avenues.

The victim was taken to the Trauma Unit at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, where he died, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office confirmed.

There was no information on a suspect, nor where or how the shooter may have fled.

The city has had three killings since Jan. 8, when Richard Rolle, 38, was stabbed to death and a teen fatally shot in separate incidents within a half-hour.

The public is invited to Union Baptist Temple at 5 p.m. Monday to discuss strategies to stem the city's violence. The meeting was planned last week, during a vigil for the 13-year-old victim, Angel Mercado-Santiago. A 14-year-old is charged in that crime. The investigation into Rolle's killing is ongoing.

Anyone with information about any of the open cases is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666 or Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234. Information may also be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411), beginning the text with ACPD.

Staff writer Steven Lemongello contributed to this report.

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