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Male Arrested, Weapon Recovered in Newark 5th Street Shots Fired Incident


By: Jeff Sommes 

Newark Police took one person into custody and recovered a weapon at the scene of a chaotic shooting incident in Newark's North Ward Monday afternoon. 

Police responded to reports of shots fired in the vicinity of 163 North 5th Street around 1 p.m. 

Officers found one shell casing and a male suspect running from the scene upon arrival. 

The suspect was taken into custody after a brief pursuit. 

Authorities are looking for three other individuals who reportedly occupied a black Maserati that was stolen from Scotch Plains, who they believe was in the area during the shooting. 

Th vehicle has a reported NJ license plate number "V30-NNF". 

No injuries were reported.