Police Investigate Five Shots-Fired Incidents in Newark
Newark Police officials are looking into five separate shooting incidents that have occurred since Thursday morning around the city.
According to police, in the first shooting incident, at approximately midnight, gunfire erupted in the 49's block of Broad Street, sending police to the scene to investigate, upon arrival, police found an unoccupied vehicle struck by bullets at that location.
Units searched the scene and found shell casings, but no victims were found.
In another incident, Essex County Sheriff's Office units responded to reports of shots fired that rang out in the vicinity of 361 West Market Street just before 4:30 p.m.
When units arrived, they found shell casings near the intersection of Bergen and West Market streets but no victims. The motive for the shooting is under investigation.
According to police, at approximately 5:40 p.m., officers responded to reports of shots fired that erupted in the area of South 10th Street and South Orange Avenue. Units arrived and found shell casings near the intersection, but no victims were found. The shooter fled the scene and remains at-large.
Police say, just before 9:15 p.m., a ShotSpotter device alerted officers of the officer 4th shooting of the day that occurred in the 80's block of 9th Street. Officers arrived at the scene and found shell casings, but after officers searched the area, no victims were found. The motive for this shooting is under investigation.
Newark officials say in the final shooting incident, gunfire erupted in 45 South 9th Street Friday morning around 2:20 a.m.
Police arrived at the scene and found shell casings, but no victims were located after they thoroughly searched the scene.
There were no arrests in any of the shootings.