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Shell Casings Recovered on I-280 in Newark's North Ward

By rlsmetro on

Police in Newark notified NJ State Police officials of a shot-fired incident that left ballistics on an interstate that runs through the city's North Ward on Monday night.

A preliminary investigation indicated the following, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Emergency Services Unit officers at a precinct in the 400 block of Orange Street reported hearing shots fired that rang out in the area. 

A short time later, police say a ShotSpotter device was activated that confirmed gunfire on Orange Street in close proximity to the highway. 

When officers searched the area, they found shell casings on I-280, but no victims were found after police searched the area.

Police officials have not confirmed if the shooting happened in the Orange Street area or if passing vehicles on the highway exchanged gunfire at this time.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.