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Hotel Shooting Kills Two in Absecon

Absecon New Jersey

Two men died as a result of a shooting this morning at an Absecon Boulevard motel/hotel, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.

Authorities said at around 4:58 a.m. Sunday morning, police responded  to a 9-1-1 call where officers went to the Red Roof Inn on East Absecon Boulevard. Upon arrival, police found two men dead inside the hotel of apparent gunshot wounds.

The victims have been identified as Diante Owen, 22, of Pleasantville, and Gerald Alvarez, 22, of Mays Landing authorities said. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene, and is investigating the deaths, with the Absecon Police Department.

Next-of-kin have been notified and autopsies are pending. Authorities said two other men arrived at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center—City Division Trauma Unit this morning suffering gunshot injuries.

Detectives are investigating whether those victims are connected with the Absecon shooting. Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666, or the Absecon Police Department at (609) 641-0667.