Man killed, brother wounded in shooting at New Jersey mall parking lot

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Friday, November 25, 2016
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Authorities say the gunfire erupted around 1 a.m. outside the Hamilton Mall on East Black Horse Pike near the entrance to the Macy?s store.

MAYS LANDING, N.J. -- A man is dead and his brother hospitalized after an overnight shooting in the parking lot of a mall in Mays Landing, Hamilton Township.

Authorities said the gunfire erupted around 1 a.m. outside the Hamilton Mall on East Black Horse Pike near the entrance to the Macy's store.

Officers arrived to find a 20-year-old man from Atlantic City, N.J., who had been shot multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

They found a 26-year-old man from Clayton, N.J., identified as the brother of the deceased, who had been shot in the leg.

Medics rushed that victim to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division, where he was listed in stable condition.

The names of the victims have not been released.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting were not immediately clear.

WPVI-TV was there just before 7 a.m. Friday as police towed away a silver SUV pockmarked with bullet holes.

Anyone with information about this incident was being asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit at (609) 909-7666 or the Hamilton Township Police Department at (609) 625-2700.

The mall appeared to open at 6 a.m., as scheduled, for Black Friday shopping.