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One teen died and another was injured in a South Jersey shooting

Police and prosecutors in Burlington County are investigating a double shooting that left a male teen dead and a teen girl injured Monday night.

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A late-night shooting in South Jersey on Monday left a 17-year-old boy dead and a 17-year-old girl injured, Burlington County law enforcement officials said Tuesday.

The gunfire erupted at approximately 11:35 p.m. at a house in the 100 block of Snow Avenue in the Browns Mills section of Pemberton Township, authorities said.

When Pemberton Township officers arrived at the scene, they found Malachi Treherne, of Pemberton, lying in the doorway of the residence, where police said he had been staying.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. A second victim, a teen girl shot in the chest, was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton. As of Tuesday afternoon, she was in stable condition, authorities said.

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said in a statement that the shooting did not appear to be random. He offered no other details about the incident. Police gave no motive for the crime and no arrests had been made.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Burlington County Central Communications at 609-265-7113.