Serious Injuries for Newark Central Ward Shooting Victim

EMS rushed a male victim who they found suffered gunshot wounds to University Hospital after a shooting that erupted in Newark's Central Ward overnight.

Police officers rushed to the 100 block of Garside Street after receiving reports of shots fired and a person down shortly before 12:30 a.m.

Units arrived at the scene to find the victim suffering serious injuries after a gunman fired several rounds in the area, striking the victim.

According to preliminary reports, one of the bullets struck the victim in the back.

Police are looking for a male suspect -possibly Hispanic- who fled the scene in a dark older model vehicle.

The incident remains under investigation.

Garside Street, Newark, NJ, 07104