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Double Shooting Under Investigation on 12th Avenue in Newark

By rlsmetro on

There is an active and ongoing investigation underway into a shooting incident that sent two victims to the hospital Friday night. 

Police say officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation that alerted them of gunfire in 198 12th Avenue's vicinity around 8:30 p.m. 


When they arrived at the scene, they found an unidentified male suffering multiple bullet wounds at that location. 

According to police, a second victim was found suffering gunshot wounds in the 200 block of South 8th Street during their search of the area. 

Both of the injured were transported to University Hospital for treatment. 

According to reports, a Newark Police Sargeant suffered minor injuries after being assaulted by an emotionally distressed person. 

The motive for the shooting is under investigation.