Man Shot Multiple Times in Newark's South Ward

A shooting in Newark's South Ward has a male victim suffering serious injuries after gunfire struck him multiple times.

The victim was transported by private vehicle to Beth Israel Hospital at around 9 p.m. prompting officials to contact police.

Officers are searching several neighborhoods in the South Ward after receiving 911 calls reporting shots fired.

Police located a crime scene in the 100 block of Vassar Avenue at Maple Avenue where authorities believe the victim suffered the gunshot wounds.

Police also found more than a half dozen shell casings in the 20's block of Johnson Avenue. There were shots fired reports on Goldsmith and Stratford avenues but not evidence of a shooting found.

The extent of the victim's injuries is reported as serious.

Police are investigating if the incident is a result of a robbery.