BRIDGETON — Police are investigating whether Wednesday's fatal shooting on Spruce Street is related to another shooting earlier this week.

The fatal shooting occurred Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. on the 200 block of Spruce Street. Police were flagged down and directed toward a backyard where they found the body of 25-year-old Dehaven Jackson.

Jackson was lying face down and died from a gunshot wound. Police found shell casings nearby.

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Authorities are investigating the link between Jackson's death and a shooting from Tuesday on the 200 block of Pine Street. Police were dispatched there at 10:20 p.m. for reports of a person shot in the foot. They were treated at Inspira Health Center Bridgeton.

While on Pine Street, officers heard additional shots around 11:42 p.m. in the area but were unable to determine the exact location of the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bridgeton Police Department by calling 856-451-0033 or submitting a tip anonymously through the department's Tip411 service.

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