Cops in Camden County say a juvenile has been arrested in connection to a shooting in Pennsauken Thursday afternoon; he faces attempted murder and weapon-related charges.

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Camden County Prosecutor Grace MacAulay says at about 5 PM Thursday, Pennsauken police responded to a shooting in the area of the 4700 block of Westfield Avenue. The victim, an 18-year-old man, was shot in his hand and taken to Cooper University Hospital for treatment.

About two hours after the shooting, the suspect was arrested in Pennsauken.

4700 block of Westfield Avenue in Pennsauken NJ - Photo: Google Maps
4700 block of Westfield Avenue in Pennsauken NJ - Photo: Google Maps

At the time of the juvenile’s arrest, police located an untraceable firearm or “ghost gun” with an extended magazine.

The unnamed suspect is currently being held in the Camden County Juvenile Detention Center.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (856) 225-5125.

Editor's Note: in a previous version of this story, we incorrectly stated the alleged shooter was 18-years-old, which was not correct. The actual age of the alleged juvenile shooter was not revealed by authorities. We apologize for the error.

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