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Atlantic City Man Murdered While Riding Bike

An Atlantic City man, 59-year old Jose Ortiz, became the city’s 14th homicide victim after getting caught in a gunfight between individuals Thursday afternoon.

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Authorities say Ortiz was riding his bicycle in Stanley Homes Village, where he lives, when he was struck in the abdomen during the gunfight between unknown individuals.

Police arrived to the scene at around 3PM to the 1600 block of City Place Avenue in the apartment complex.

Ortiz was transported by ambulance to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after.

No arrests have been made, and this incident is being actively investigated by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unite and the Atlantic City Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Major Crimes at (609) 909-7666 or the Atlantic City Police Department at (609) 347-5779

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