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Male Severely Wounded in Newark Double Shooting


By: Richard L. Smith 

One of two gunshot victims suffered severe injuries after gunfire rang out in Newark’s South Ward this morning. 

The broad daylight shooting happened around 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of Clinton Avenue and Astor Street. 

Police say ShotSpotter devices activated on Astor Street, Clinton Avenue and Frelinguysen Avenure after a gunman fire over a dozen rounds.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a severely wounded male suffering a bullet wound to his neck. 

EMS rushed the victim to University Hospital for treatment while detectives canvassed the area for additional victims. 


 Police officials learned of a second gunshot victim who entered the emergency room about 15 minutes later. 

Authorities believe that the suspect fled the scene in a light-colored vehicle and remain at large.