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.