Man Killed After Gunfire Erupts on Millville School Parking Lot Following Youth Football Practice

A shooting Thursday night that left a man dead following a youth football practice in Millville has police investigating.

According to the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office, police responded to the Lakeside Middle School on Sharp Street shortly after 8 p.m. for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police found the unidentified man suffering fatal injuries.

A preliminary investigation revealed that masked individual(s) involved in the homicide fled the scene in what has been described as a maroon colored sedan.

While fleeing the scene, the suspect(s) fired multiple rounds at a law enforcement officer in the area of Garden Road on Route 55 (northbound).

Officials say officer did not returned fire nor was the officer injured however the suspect vehicle eluded capture.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.

The shooting reportedly occurred as the youth football team wrapped up practice.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lt. George Chopek of the CCPO Major Crimes Unit at 609-381-2046.

Anyone wishing to share information anonymously may do so in one of three ways: 1) by downloading the CCPOTIP App at the Android or iPhone store and choosing the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office; or 2) by submitting an anonymous tip via text to 847411 with CCPOTIP and your tip in the message line; or 3) by going to the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office Facebook page or webpage (njccpo.org) and submitting a tip to the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office.