East Orange Gunfire Injures One; High School Locked Down

A shooting that sent a male to the hospital then forced a lock down of an East Orange high school in the area has authorities searching for a gunman.

Gunfire rang out in the area of Renshaw Avenue and Prospect Street sending police to the scene where they found a male suffering a gunshot wound before 12:30 p.m.

While EMS rushed the victim to University Hospital in Newark, police and school offcials locked down staff and students inside the 6-12th grade East Orange Stem Academy (the old Clifford J. Scott Building) as detectives searched the area for shell casings and other evidence.

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

East Orange Police will handle the investigation.

Prospect Street, East Orange, NJ