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Teen, 14, shot to death in vehicle at NJ gas station

August 22, 2021 GMT

WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — A 14-year-old youth was shot and killed at a New Jersey gas station over the weekend, authorities said.

The Burlington County prosecutor’s office and Willingboro Township public safety director said the investigation indicates that a vehicle reported stolen pulled up to the pumps of a township gas station shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities said another vehicle soon pulled into the gas station, a male got out of the passenger side, approached the first vehicle and shot the victim in the head.

Authorities said 14-year-old Jesse Everett was taken to Virtua Willingboro Hospital and then flown to Cooper University Medical Center in Camden, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Two other people in the vehicle with the victim were uninjured. Authorities said the shooting “is not considered to be a random confrontation.” No arrests were immediately reported.