1 dead, 1 injured in Camden car shooting

May 15, 2011 12:47:01 PM PDT
Camden police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another hospitalized.

Authorities have identified that fatal victim as 39-year-old Juan Cochran Mendoza.

Another man, a 36-year-old, was shot in the face and was being treated at Cooper Hospital in Camden. His identity is not being released.

Police say the incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday near the area of 26th and Mitchell streets.

The two were in a vehicle when they were fired upon.

The car crashed into a fence on the 100 block of 25th Street.

Police say the surviving victim got out of the vehicle and ran before collapsing on the same block.

The two men appear to have come to the area from Phoenix, Arizona, though exact addresses are still being confirmed.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor's Office Investigator Miguel Rubert at (856) 225-8400 or Camden Police Detective William Frampton at (856) 757-7420.

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