Police Investigate Fatal Shooting Outside Camden House Party

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CAMDEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities in southern New Jersey say one man was killed and another wounded when gunfire erupted outside a Camden house party early Sunday, but it’s not yet known what sparked the shootings.

Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk said 36-year-old Elaido Castro of Camden was sitting in a parked van in the 100 block of Vine Street when he was shot several times around 2 a.m.

A 25-year-old city man, whose name was not released, was also shot in the incident. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where he was being treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Faulk said it was not clear how many shooters were involved and whether they had also attended the party.

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