A 27-year-old man was fatally shot early Thursday in Camden, authorities said.

Police responded to a report of a shooting about 12:20 a.m. in the 1200 block of Empire Avenue and found a wounded Ziare Walls of Camden lying on the ground. He was transported to Cooper University Hospital and pronounced dead at 20 minutes later.

Walls was the 19th homicide victim in Camden this year, said Camden County spokesman Dan Keashen.

At the same time last year, the city had a total of 10 homicides.

Anyone with information about the shooting can contact the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office at ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org or call 856-225-8643 or the Camden County Police Department at 856-757-7042.