Shootings leave 2 dead, 12-year-old wounded in Camden

The house on the 1800 block of Sixth Street (left), where Marvin McClinton, 21, from Clementon, was shot to death Feb. 17. (Angelo Fichera / Staff)
The house on the 1800 block of Sixth Street (left), where Marvin McClinton, 21, from Clementon, was shot to death Feb. 17. (Angelo Fichera / Staff)
Posted: February 19, 2014

CAMDEN Gunfire in Camden's Waterfront South and Marlton neighborhoods Monday left two men dead and a 12-year-old boy wounded.

In the first of two unrelated shootings, about 4:30 a.m., Marvin McClinton, a 21-year-old from Clementon, was fatally shot in a rowhouse on the 1800 block of South Sixth Street, officials said. No other information on the shooting was released.

Then about 12:45 p.m., a double shooting in a home on the 2100 block of Sewell Street left Kenny Moultrie, a 39-year-old city resident, dead.

Also shot was a 12-year-old boy who lived at the house. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital for surgery, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.

"It's sad to hear what happened to him," said Ronald Torres, a 32-year-old neighbor.

Torres and other neighbors said Moultrie was known for working as a tattoo artist out of the home.

"As a matter of fact, he did this one," Torres said, pulling down his T-shirt to reveal a chest tattoo dedicated to a brother who committed suicide. Torres had planned to go back to Moultrie for further ink - a skull and dragon graphic.

"He was a sweet guy," he said. "I never seen him have no beef with nobody."

The afternoon shooting occurred on the same block where Confessor Santiago, 45, was beaten Jan. 19.

Santiago died 10 days later from his injuries. Rasheen Kelly, 32, of Camden, is charged with murder in the case.

Three of the six homicides logged in Camden this year have been in the Marlton section. At the same time last year, there were four homicides across the city. The year ended with 57.

Officials ask anyone with information on McClinton's death to contact Prosecutor's Office Detective Pete Longo at 856-580-5854, or Detective Randy Smith of the Camden County Police Department at 856-757-7420.

Those with information on the shooting involving Moultrie are asked to contact Prosecutor's Office Detective Terry King at 856-225-8523 or police Detective Michael Shomo at 856-757-7420.


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