Prosecutor’s office: 2 men fatally shot at birthday celebration in Burlington County home

Two men were fatally shot early Sunday morning at a birthday celebration at a residence in Edgewater Park, according to police and the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office.
Police were called to a home in the 200 block of Dogwood Road just before 1 a.m. There they discovered the bodies of James Gist III, 29, of Westampton, and Marcus Thompson, also 29, of Willingboro. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials say approximately 10 people had gathered at the house to celebrate a birthday, and the men who died were the only ones struck by gunfire.
The motive for the shootings continues to be investigated, and no arrests have been made.
The homicides are being investigated by detectives from the prosecutor's office and the Edgewater Park Township Police Department.
Anyone with information is asked to call Burlington County Central Communications at 609-265-7113 or send an email to
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.