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Gunman Fires Multiple Shots at Newark Central Ward Park


By: Richard L. Smith 

Newark Police are looking for an armed suspect who fired multiple rounds at a community park in the city's Central Ward Monday night. 

At approximately 9:15 p.m., a ShotSpotter device alerted police of a shooting in the vicinity of 41 Avon Avenue near Stratford Place. 

Several units arrived and found multiple shell casings and a magazine to a handgun lying on the ground. 

Police searched the area for victims, but no injuries were reported after officers canvassed the neighborhood. 

The shooter fled the scene and is at large.