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Newark Police Investigate Potential Kidnapping Linked to Central Ward Shooting


By: Richard L. Smith 

Newark Police are actively investigating a serious incident that occurred in the city's Central Ward on Tuesday night, which may have involved a kidnapping during a shooting.AdAuthorities have yet to release detailed information, but early reports indicate that the situation took place at 593 Springfield Avenue sometime before 9:50 p.m.

According to preliminary accounts, responding officers were called to the scene following reports of gunfire.

Upon arrival, they were informed that a confrontation had occurred involving gunmen who allegedly fired shots while attempting to force a male into a car.

It remains unclear whether anyone was injured during the exchange, as the suspects fled immediately after the incident.

The investigation is ongoing as detectives work to ascertain the full scope of the events, including whether the alleged victim was indeed kidnapped.AdThere has been no confirmation regarding the recovery of the car involved or any arrests made.

Newark Police are urging anyone with information related to this incident to come forward so that they can assist in resolving the case and ensuring the safety of all parties involved.