Three people are now facing charges after two people were shot during the early morning hours of Sunday in Atlantic City.

Officers responded to the 600 block of North Virginia Avenue around 12:30 early Sunday morning after they received a ShotSpotter notification for gunfire in the area. They found 25-year-old Emanuel Skinner of Pleasantville and 21-year-old Rahim Cherry of Egg Harbor Township with gunshot wounds. Both were taken to ARMC-City for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

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While responding to the alert, two ACPD officers attempted to stop a vehicle fleeing the area. The vehicle, which the officers recognized as being stolen from the owner at gunpoint on Saturday, July 16th, was occupied by five males and refused to stop.

The driver of the fleeing vehicle, a 17-year-old male, failed to negotiate a turn on Brigantine Boulevard near the Atlantic City Connector entrance, causing the vehicle to crash. The five occupants attempted to flee on foot.

Police were able to arrest the driver and they found a handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets on the floorboard of the vehicle. Three other officers were able to chase and arrest a 15-year-old male while other officers chased and arrested 18-year-old Qashawn Reynolds of Atlantic City, who was wanted by Atlantic County Superior Court after he cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet. Two other males were able to escape and were not apprehended.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the two remaining occupants of the vehicle is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Violent Crimes Unit at (609) 347-5788.


SOURCE: Atlantic City Police Department Press Release

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