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Teen Shot at New Jersey Playground Known as a Hangout and Dangerous Location for Teens

By Robert Fernicola, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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A teenager was critically wounded after he was shot in the chest at a Gloucester City, New Jersey playground. Camden County police were called to the playground around midnight to break up a fight that had broke out. Police were called back to the scene just 45 minutes after their first arrival, because an 18-year-old had been shot in the chest. Neighbors near playground say the location is a popular place for teenagers to hangout and fight. One neighbor estimated about 10 to 15 fights occur at the playground weekly. The victim was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. As time of the release of the following news story, no arrests have been made. For more read 18-year-old critically shot in chest at New Jersey playground. Firearms are considerably dangerous, and often times deadly, weapons. These lethal weapons should be kept out a minor’s possession by all means necessary.

Playgrounds and parks should be a safe haven for children and the neighborhood. Unfortunately in some communities, a playground / park is anything but safe.