Pleasantville teen shot in head, treated and released

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A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station. A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station. PLEASANTVILLE - A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station.

The teen was treated and released for a non life-threatening injury at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, according to a Pleasantville Police Department release.

The shooting occurred at 12:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, along Pleasant Avenue, police said. Police officers heard the gunshots from the station parking lot and immediately gave chase.

The shooting occurred after the teen and a friend walked on the 200 block of Fourth Street and were approached by several males wearing masks and hooded sweatshirts, police said. The gunmen men appeared from behind a parked car.

The males called out to the victims, who became scared and started walking faster, police said. Gunfire erupted as the victims ran south on Fourth.

The victims then ran east on Pleasant Avenue to where they were approached by police officers at the intersection of Pleasant Avenue and Second Street.

Police searched the surrounding area and were unable to locate any of the accused or any evidence.

The investigation is being conducted by Detective Miguel Lugo, under the supervision of Detective Sgt. Vaughn Howze.

Anyone with information should call at 609-641-6100 or leave an anonymous tip at the Pleasantville Police Department website at: www.pleasantvillepd.org.


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