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UPDATE: Two Killled in Early Morning Burlington County Shooting

By rlsmetro on
Burlington County

Burlington County authorities announced that two men were fatally shot early this morning at a residence in the 200 block of Dogwood Road in Edgewater Park on Sunday morning. 

According to authorities, police were called to the house just before 1 a.m. and discovered the bodies of Mr. James Gist III, 29, of Westampton and Mr. Marcus Thompson, 29, of Willingboro.

Officials said both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Approximately 10 people had gathered at the house to celebrate a birthday, police said in a statement. 

The decedents were the only ones struck by gunfire and the motive for the shootings continues to be investigated.

No arrests have been made. 

The homicides are being investigated by detectives from the Prosecutor's Office and the Edgewater Park Township Police Department.   

Anyone with information that might be useful to investigators is asked to call Burlington County Central Communications at 609-265-7113, or send an email to tips@co.burlington.nj.us.

IMAGE: Thompson