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Deadly Shooting in Hamilton Under Investigation

Hamilton Township (Mercer)

By: Richard L. Smith 

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Hamilton Police Division are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Wednesday morning in Hamilton Township, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

Officials said Hamilton police officers responded to a shooting in progress in the 4900 block of S. Broad Street shortly after 1 a.m.

Upon arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

Prosecutor Onofri said the victim, identified as Mr. Matthew Morales, 28, of Blackwood, was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact MCHTF Detective Luis Vega at (609) 989-6406 or Sgt. Sherika Salmon at (609) 960-3119. Information can also be emailed to