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Gunmen Exchange Over Two Dozen Rounds of Gunfire in Newark's West Ward


Police in Newark placed hospitals in the region for potential gunshot victims after a gun battle in the city's West Ward Tuesday. 

The early morning shooting happened around 2 a.m. near 186 14th Avenue. 

A ShotSpotter device registered over two dozen times alerting police of a shooting near the intersection of 14th Avenue and South 8th Street. 

Police arrived and collected about 28 shell casings, including multiple rounds fired from what they believed was a rifle. 

Officers canvassed a neighborhood for victims, but no injuries were reported. 

The suspects fled the scene and have not been arrested.