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Investigation continues into deadly Atlantic City shooting

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Detectives continue to investigate the Sunday morning shooting outside an Atlantic City bar that killed one man and left another with life-threatening injuries.
Idel Rodriguez-Garcia, 29, of Atlantic City, was pronounced dead at the hospital after being rushed from the scene at 3:43 a.m. Sunday, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced Wednesday.
It was the first time the prosecutor acknowledged that someone died in the shooting more than three days ago outside the B&B Saloon, around the block from the Atlantic City Public Safety Building. It was previously Kelly's Bar.
Police responded to a ShotSpotter notification in the area of 2716 Artic Ave., Tyner said.
Shortly after the police responded, they received a 911 call about a crash at Arctic and Arkansas avenues.
Rodriguez-Garcia was inside the vehicle with a gunshot wound.
An autopsy performed Monday showed Rodriguez-Garcia died of a gunshot wound to the head and that his death is labeled a homicide.
Four people were wounded in the shooting. Two remain hospitalized, including one in critical condition. The fourth was treated and released.
“Many lives were unnecessarily put in danger early Sunday morning after gunshots were fired around the (bar)," Tyner said. "The Major Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the Atlantic City Police Department, has worked tirelessly to identify witnesses and suspects."
There was a Halloween party going on inside the bar at the time. The host — whose parked truck was struck by a bullet — told BreakingAC he was inside and did not hear anything.
"We encourage anyone who was in attendance to contact our office to assist us with this investigation,” Tyner said.
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

Sunday, June 16, 2024
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