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UPDATE: Suspect Sought in Wildwood Shooting; New Info Added

UPDATE: Suspect Sought in Wildwood Shooting; New Info Added

By Herald Staff

William C. Hoyle
City of Wildwood Police Department Facebook page
William C. Hoyle

WILDWOOD – The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in a shooting in Wildwood that left a bystander in critical condition.

Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Wildwood Police Chief Joseph Murphy said in a July 10 release that the shooting happened in the 3800 block of Pacific Avenue. A post on Wildwood Police Department’s Facebook page later clarified that the shooting occurred on Tuesday, July 9, at approximately 10:30 p.m.

Police said the shooting resulted in the wounding of an innocent bystander, who was in critical condition at Atlantic Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City Division. Police said they have identified the suspect, William C. Hoyle, who remains at large. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Sutherland said this is an ongoing investigation and urged anyone who might have additional information to contact the Wildwood Police Department at 609-522-0222 or the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-465-1135.

Residents can also report anonymously through the Prosecutor’s Office website at cmcpo.tips as well as through the Cape May County Sheriff’s Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net (click on anonymous tip).

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