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DEVELOPING: Two Injured in Newark Shooting

By rlsmetro on

There is a crime scene established and an investigation underway for a shooting that occurred in a section of Newark’s Central Ward at this time.

According to police, gunfire rang out in the vicinity of West Kinney and Halsey streets around 7:50 p.m. sending police to the scene where officers found a male struck by bullets.

While EMS prepared the victim for transport to the hospital, officials at University Hospital notified police that a male gunshot victim entered the emergency department.

Authorities believe the walk-in gunshot victim was shot at the West Kinney Street crime scene.

Police have a portion of Washington Street taped off for the investigation. The condition of the victims could not immediately be confirmed.

The motive for the shooting is under investigation.

**UPDATE 8:50 p.m. UPDATE:** This is now a homicide investigation with The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office on the lead.