Sultan Veney, 36, of Atlantic City, was shot to death early Sunday in Pleasantville, authorities said — the city's second fatal shooting in less than a week.

Pleasantville police responded to a 911 call for shots fired about 2:50 a.m. Sunday to Tremont Avenue between Broad and Main streets, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release.

Police arrived to find the body of Veney, who was pronounced dead at the scene by the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, authorities said.

An autopsy at 9 a.m. Sunday determined that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the heart, and that the manner of death was homicide, and next of kin  have been notified, authorities said late Sunday.

Speaking Sunday afternoon, a West Tremont Avenue resident said she peered out her window early Sunday and saw police with flashlights scouring the area around a bloody body.

The body was on the ground near a vehicle and “there was blood all over the car,” said the woman, who would not give her name.

This is the fifth homicide in the city this year. 

Another man — 22-year-old Najee Thompson — was fatally shot in Pleasantville Wednesday night.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Pleasantville Police are investigating

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666, or the Pleasantville Police Department at 609-641-6100.

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