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Parents, Children Ran From Newark Central Ward Park During Shots Fired Incident

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Police in Newark reported no injuries in a shots-fired incident inside a park in Newark's Central Ward on Sunday evening. 

Parents and over two dozen children ran for cover after an armed male reportedly chased the potential victim inside the Nat Turner Park and began to fire multiple rounds around 8 p.m. 

Fast responding Newark Police arrived at the scene and found multiple shell casings in and around parts of the park, but no victims were found during their search. 

Police are looking for a black male last seen wearing a black hoodie and grey sweat pants who fled southbound through The Nat Turner Park and remained at large. 

The motive for the shooting is under investigation.