Atlantic City police officers are busy as they continue to investigate two separate shootings that left two people wounded as the weekend ended.

The first shooting happened just after 11:00 Sunday night in the 1900 block of Blaine Avenue. There, officers found 18-year-old Ronald Laws of Atlantic City with a gunshot wound. Laws was transported to ARMC-City with a non-life threatening injury.

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The second shooting happened less than three hours later -- just before 2:00 Monday morning, officers responded to the Marina District of the city for a report of shots being fired. Shortly after, a call was received that a male was shot in the 500 block of Absecon Boulevard. In that incident, 18-year-old Taquay Dunston of Atlantic City was found with a gunshot wound to his lower body. Dunston was also taken to ARMC-City for treatment.

The suspect in the shooting of Dunston had fled the area before the arrival of police. He is described as a tall, dark-skinned black male with short hair and a goatee, last seen wearing a white t-shirt, dark blue baseball cap with “NY” on it, blue jeans, and black sneakers.

Anyone with information about either of these incidents is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Violent Crimes Unit at 609-347-5788.


SOURCE: Atlantic City Police Department Press Release