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Newark North Ward Residents Complain of Shooting Incidents

By rlsmetro on

Residents in a section of Newark's North Ward are frustrated after gunfire rang out in the neighborhood for the second time in less than 24-hours. 

At approximately 8:55 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to 911 calls reporting shots fired near 78-80 Grafton Avenue. 

Newark Police arrived and found multiple shell casings and a car struck by bullets at that location. 

According to authorities, officers searching the area did not locate any gunshot victims.  

Grafton Avenue residents say escalated drug dealing in the area, and minimum police presence had males loitering in the community also fire shots at each other Tuesday evening around 6:30 p.m. 

Both incidents are under investigation.