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Hospital Walk In Gunshot Victim Injured in Newark's South Ward

By rlsmetro on

There is an active search for a suspect wanted for a shots-fired incident that connected and injured a male victim in Newark's South Ward Friday evening. 

Police said at approximately 8:40 p.m., officers responded to s ShotSpotter activation that alerted officers of gunfire in the area of 20 Wainwright Street. 

When officers arrived at the scene, they found shell casings and a blood trail in the neighborhood, but after an extensive search, no victims were found. 

A short time later, police say officials at Beth Israel Hospital alerted officers that a male gunshot victim entered the emergency victim suffering non-fatal injuries. 

Police say a vehicle found smashed into a tree near the shooting scene is being investigated with the shooting incident. 

The motive for the shooting is under investigation.