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Masked gunman opens fire at N.J. car, 2 dead

CAMDEN, N.J. Authorities say a masked man entered a parked car in a New Jersey city and opened fire on the five young adults inside, killing the driver and a passenger and wounding the other three.

Prosecutors say it's not immediately clear what sparked the shooting in a city that consistently ranks as one of the nation's most dangerous.

CBS Station KYW reports all five of the victims were sitting in a burgundy Chevrolet Lumina when a male suspect got into the driver's side of the vehicle and began shooting.

Jewel Manire, 18, and Khalil Gibson, 20, both from Camden, were killed. A 16-year-old female was critically shot in the head and a 20-year-old female was shot in the face.

A third female, 16, was shot in the arm and shoulder, but was able to get out of the car and call 911.

But the gunman pushed aside the driver's body, took the wheel and drove off with the four other victims still inside.

He drove to a nearby dirt road, where police say the 20-year-old female victim jumped out of the car and was able to escape despite being chased by the gunman.

The gunman pursued her but couldn't catch her, and he ran away.

He remains at large.

The suspect has been described as a 6'0" tall Hispanic male wearing yellow latex gloves and a black mask over the bottom of his face. He also carried a machete along with the gun and was last seen running towards the basketball courts near Morgan Boulevard.

Police are unsure if the suspect knew the victims. They are asking anyone with information to call the Camden County Prosecutor's Office at 856-365-3239 or Camden Police at 856-757-7420.

The wounded victims remained hospitalized Sunday.

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