Wildwood man wounded with crossbow remains in critical condition

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Submitted/Employees at Island International Salon on Schellenger Avenue assisted Angel Adorno Serrano after he was shot with a crossbow Tuesday. Submitted/Employees at Island International Salon on Schellenger Avenue assisted Angel Adorno Serrano after he was shot with a crossbow Tuesday. Barbershop workers took quick action to stop the bleeding

WILDWOOD — By Thursday morning, there were still faded bloodstains on the sidewalk outside of Kyle Wilson’s Island International Salon on Schellenger Avenue.

Around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, Angel Adorno Serrano had walked there from The Gillmore motel across the street, after he had been shot with a crossbow in his left thigh.

“He was just making noise, saying ‘help me, help me,’” Wilson said. “Then we realized it wasn’t a trick, there was an arrow sticking out of him with blood coming down his leg.”

The man accused of shooting Serrano is 31-year-old Jonathon Moya, of Wildwood, and he is still at large. Police said he was last seen leaving the area of the incident in a small, white pickup truck. Moya faces attempted murder charges, as well as charges of unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Law enforcement officials would not yet comment on a motive for the crime.

Wilson and some of the other employees at Island International told Serrano to stop walking and sit down outside the barber shop. They then put a tourniquet around his leg to stop the bleeding and called the police.

“It was surreal,” Wilson said. “Somebody’s got an arrow through his leg just walking by.”

Neil Wilson, one of the barbers at the shop, said that the scene looked like “something from a zombie movie.” He said that he was the one to call 911.

If Serrano hadn’t walked past the shop, Wilson said “he probably would have bled to death, because nobody was helping him.

Photos of the men and first responders helping Serrano show that the crossbow bolt impaled his leg and blood had pooled around him on the sidewalk.

Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Speigel said that without the help of those at the shop, Serrano would have most likely been in worse condition. Speigel said he was airlifted to Altanicare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City.

On Thursday, Serrano was still at the hospital in critical condition.

Another man, Carlos Casanova-Rosario, 29, of Wildwood was charged with obstruction and hindering apprehension in relation to the crime. On Thursday, Prosecutor Robert Taylor said that Casanova-Rosario faces those charges because he allegedly tried to hide or cover a security camera at The Gillmore.

An online real estate listing for the rooming house says The Gillmore is “a money machine” pulling in $200,000 a year. The asking price was listed as $699,000.

“People like to throw around the phrase ‘cash cow,’” the listing reads. “This building is the mother of all ‘cash cows.’”

No one at The Gillmore could be reached for comment. A phone number listed online for The Gillmore was no longer in service.

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