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BREAKING: Two Injured in Newark Shooting; Crash Kills One


By. Richard L. Smith 

Police are on the scene of a double shooting in Newark’s West Ward at this time. 

Officers patrolling the area of South 20th Street and 18th Avenue heard several rounds of gunfire around 6:35 p.m. 

Police officers arrived at the scene and found two victims suffering bullet wounds. EMS units were requested to rush to the area. 

Authorities believe that a vehicle found crashed on South 20th Street is connected with the shooting. 

The same car was sought for an earlier shooting on the Newark side of the Elizabeth border just before 6:30 p.m. 

The driver of that car has been pronounced dead from the collision and one individual inside the vehicle has been arrested. Multiple weapons were found at the scene. 

South Ward cops set up a crime scene on Ludlow Street after the armed suspect began firing shots in the neighborhood. 

The investigation is active and you should avoid the area. 

IMAGE CREDIT: Christopher P.