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Man shot, killed in Collingswood

Officers found the fatally wounded man in the lobby of an apartment building on Newton Lake.

The Collingwood Police Department headquarters.
The Collingwood Police Department headquarters.Read moreSarah J. Glover / File Photograph

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man in Collingswood, officials said Monday.

The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office said Collingswood police responding to a call of an injured man about 10:20 p.m. Sunday found Jose Morel suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the lobby of an apartment building on Newton Lake.

Morel, of Collingswood, was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 11 p.m. Investigators did not release any information about the circumstances of the shooting.

The slaying apparently is the first in Collingswood since 2017, when two women were killed and a third wounded in a stabbing. A Burlington County man earlier this year was sentenced to 47 years in prison in that attack.

Anyone with information in Sunday’s shooting is being asked to call Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Matthew Barber at 856-225-5166 or send an email to