ATLANTIC CITY – A 13-year-old got into a short standoff with police after being accused of shooting two men in an apartment Tuesday afternoon.
Atlantic City police officers went to a three-story Atlantic Avenue building at 1 p.m. after being notified of a shooting.
Officers at the crime scene did not see any victims. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division, soon notified police that two men, ages 30 and 34, brought themselves in for treatment of gunshot wounds.
Investigators at the apartment on Atlantic Avenue determined the gunman entered the residence from a rear entrance. They found the 13-year-old inside.
The Atlantic City Emergency Response Team, which includes SWAT, a crisis negotiation team, mobile command post and the bomb squad, was called to the scene.
The teen surrendered with two adults after an hour of negotiations on a cell phone.
Police did not disclose the identities of the victims or the circumstances of the shooting.
The teen, whose name and gender was not released by police, is charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose plus one count of unlawful possession of a weapon. The teen was taken to the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center.
The adults were not charged.
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Essential summer guide of things to see in South Jersey (Part 1)
These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey
A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.
From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.
Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.
If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.
Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.
You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.
Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.
Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.
I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:
This has to be the best farmers market in New Jersey
If you’re looking for a great farmers market, you have to visit the Summit Farmers Market. This year they have over 50 vendors, offering a large selection of great produce from various local farmers, lots of specialty foods and more. There is also plenty of free parking. My dog and I went for a visit last week and took pictures of what they have to offer.
Vendors Not Pictured:
- Adventure Kitchen
- Angel Planet Foods
- Anita's Baked Wonders
- Bull 'N Bear Brewery
- Fit Fed Puppy
- Foraged Feast
- Hummus Boss
- Jana's Jammy
- Java's Compost
- Kariba Farms
- Louis Organics
- Luxx Chocolat
- Made with Clay
- Our Woods Maple Syrup
- Roaming Acres Farm
- Spice Sisters
- Stefan's Polish Foods
- Sustainable Haus
- Valley Shepherd Creamery
- WoodsEdge Farm
The Summit Farmers Market will be open every Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will last until November 20th. The market is located at Park & Shop Lot #1 on the corner of DeForest Avenue and Woodland Avenue.
Below are photos of some of the local vendors joining the farmers market this season: