DEVELOPING NEWARK NJ: Gunfire Erupts in Newark's West Ward

If you are in the 100 block of Smith Street, that crime scene established by Newark Police is for an investigation in an incident of shots fired that occurred a short time ago.

Police arrived in the area at around 3:36 p.m. after a gunman fired nearly a dozen rounds in the area then fled the scene according to preliminary reports.

We are not receiving reports of injuries or property damage at this time.

Please avoid this area for the very early investigation.