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Police Find Male Shot in Newark’s Central Ward


By: Richard L. Smith 

Police in Newark found a male suffering from bullet wounds in a Central Ward neighborhood this afternoon.

Officers patrolling the area of Avon Avenue and Jelliff Street responded to reports of shots fired around 2:55 p.m. 

The victim was transported to University Hospital in serious but stable condition. 

He was found in the back seat  of a car. 

Police believe the suspect fled the scene immediately after firing shots at the victim. 

No other injuries were reported.