Ballistics Recovered in Newark Avon Avenue Shots-Fired Incident

Police in Newark are investigating the motive behind a shooting that occurred near the border of the city's South and Central wards Monday afternoon.

According to police, the broad daylight shots-fired incident happened near the intersection of Avon Avenue and Hillside Avenue just before 2:20 p.m.

Police said they received reports of shots fired in the area and when they arrived at the scene, officers found shell casings at that location.

A thorough search of the neighborhood indicated there were no victims.

The motive for the shooting is under investigation.