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BREAKING: Early Morning Gunfire Erupts in Newark's South Ward


Police in Newark checked local hospitals for potential gunshot victims while police investigated a shots-fired incident in the city's South Ward Monday. 

Early morning gunfire erupted in the vicinity of Van Velsor Place and Chancellor Avenue around 5:30 a.m. 

When police arrived, they taped the area off and notified a Major Crimes unit after cops found shell casings and other evidence that a shooting had occurred. 

Police canvassed the scene for victims, but no injuries were reported. 

The suspect was not apprehended and remains at large. 

The City of Newark has experienced a violent surge in unanswered/unexplained shots fired incidents in various sections of the city since last week, including murders and injuries.