A 17-year-old boy was shot in the head and killed in Atlantic City early Sunday Morning.

Atlantic County Acting Proscutor Diane Ruberton says Atlantic City Police responded to a call about a shooting on Magellan Avenue shortly before 1am Sunday.

Upon arrival they found the teen with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to the hospital where he was soon pronounced dead.

Next of kin have been notified, but the victim's name has not been released.

The shooting remains under investigation, and is being treated as a homicide.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666. Witnesses may also contact the Atlantic City Police Department Investigations Division at (609)-347-5766


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