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PLEASANTVILLE — An 18-year-old city man was seriously injured in a shooting early Friday morning, police said.

At 12:03 a.m., police responded to the 100 building of The Landings apartment complex on Whaler’s Drive, Chief Sean Riggin said in a news release. There, they found Tyrese Childs, who had been shot in the arm and torso.

Childs was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, police said.

Detective Sgt. Brandon Stocks and Detective Pablo Solorzano say anyone with information about the shooting can call police at 609-641-6100 or leave a tip anonymously at They also can contact Atlantic County Crimestoppers at or 609-652-1234.

— Molly Bilinski

Contact: 609-272-7241

Twitter @ACPressMollyB

Staff Writer

My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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