Police are investigating a shooting that injured several people near the Elizabeth Department Headquarters overnight.
According to a statement released by Elizabeth city spokesperson Kelly Martin, at approximately 12:07am, officers responded to reports of shots fired in the area of Prince Street and Irvington Avenue.
Spokesperson Martin said upon officers arrival, three male gunshot victims were found at Canadian Fried Chicken located at 323 Irvington Avenue.
Martins said multiple gun blasts had officers locate a large number of shell casings on the sidewalk and in the street.
A witness stated that three black male assailants open fired then fled the area in a dark colored vehicle according to spokesperson Martin.
EMS transported all the victims to University Hospital in Newark where they remain in stable condition.
Spokesperson Martin said one additional walk-in patient who arrived at University Hospital was also determined to have been shot at the restaurant.
All the victims were listed in stable condition with non-life threatening gunshot wounds according to spokesperson Martin.
The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.