A 36-year-old Camden man, who police say was a bystander, was shot and killed early Friday inside a Camden chicken restaurant. Another man, a 22-year-old Camden resident, was shot in the incident.
According to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, an altercation broke out at the Crown Fried Chicken about 5 a.m. between the shooter, his friend, and a group of other men. The homicide victim, whose name has not been released, was sitting in a booth with a woman during the fight. Once the incident turned violent, the pair attempted to escape, and the man was struck by a stray bullet. He is the 16th homicide so far this year in the city.
The shooter and his friend were observed fleeing in a new model pickup truck.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Camden County Prosecutor's Office Investigator Lance Saunders at 856-225-8513, Camden Police Detective Shawn Donlon at 856-757-7420, or Camden County Central Dispatch directly at 856-783-1333. - Claudia Vargas