Clerk dies after being shot outside Willingboro, NJ convenience store

 (Photo courtesy of the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office)

(Photo courtesy of the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office)

Authorities say a convenience store clerk has died after being shot in the store’s parking lot.

But it’s still not clear what sparked the shooting of 32-year-old Matthew Mwinsori, which was reported around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Burlington County prosecutors say the gunman entered the Willingboro Township store and was inside for just a short time before he and Mwinsori walked into the parking lot. Police responding to reports of shots fired soon found the Willingboro man wounded in the nearby street.

He was taken to Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro, where he was pronounced dead approximately one hour later.

Law enforcement authorities are asking the public to help identify the suspect based on images captured by the store’s video surveillance system. The suspect is believed to be a black male who is in his twenties or thirties in terms of age, stands 5-feet-6 inches to 5-feet-9 inches tall, with a medium to heavy build. He was wearing a black mask that covered the top half of his face, a light-colored hoodie under a blue/gray sweater or sweatshirt, and red sneakers.

“We are asking the public to take a good look at these photos, and to share them on social media,” Prosecutor Bernardi said. “This person took someone’s life. Somebody out there knows his identity. Please assist us with bringing him to justice.”

Anyone with information about this crime or the suspect is asked to call the Willingboro Township Police Department at (609) 877-6958 or Burlington County Central Communications at (609) 267-8300.

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