The ShotSpotter technology has really helped law enforcement in Atlantic City,

Late this past Saturday night, the Atlantic City Police were alerted about a shooting that took place at 11:01 p.m. Friday, December 17, 2021, near the 1000 block of Atlantic Avenue, according to the Atlantic City Police Department.

The Atlantic City Police were notified about the shooting because of a ShotSpotter alert. This near instant notification about the exact location of a gun discharge … gives law enforcement a powerful tool to get a head start.

ShotSpotter can help save lives and it helps to determine if a potential crime may have been committed.

In this case, it enabled law enforcement to ultimately locate the shooting victim, by being put on immediate alert that a gun had been discharged.

A short time later, Atlantic City Police Shortly officers discovered that a 28 year-old shooting victim from Atlantic City, was at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, being treated for what has been described as for non-life threatening injuries, according to the Atlantic City Police Department.

The shooting victim has not been further identified at this time. The Atlantic City Police Department doesn’t typically immediately release victims names. We’ll report any additional information upon receipt of same.

If you have any information about this incident … The Atlantic City Police Department is asking for your assistance.

You can call the about the Atlantic City Police Department Violent Crimes Unit at 609-347-5766.

If you prefer no further direct contact with law enforcement, but would still like to assist them to solve this shooting … You can also text to tip411 (847411). Please begin your text with ACPD.

The Atlantic City Police Department wants you to know that all text messages are handled on an anonymous basis.

As always, The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The investigation is ongoing with the Atlantic City Police Violent Crimes Unit taking the lead.

A confidential Atlantic City Police Department source has told us that progress is being made.

SOURCE: Atlantic City Police Department.

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