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Male Shot Dead, Another Injured in Violent Newark Double Shooting

By rlsmetro on

Two victims were injured in a violent double shooting in Newark's South Ward Saturday night . 

Late-night gunfire rang out in the vicinity of 26 Ridgewood Avenue, prompting a police investigation shortly before 11:45 p.m. 

Officers arrived at the scene and found two victims suffering gunshot wounds in their upper torsos. 

The pair were transported to University Hospital for treatment, where one of the victims reportedly died from their injury.  

Newark Police officers set up a perimeter after learning that the gunman may have remained in the area, but no official reports of arrests were made. 

The motive for the shooting is under investigation.