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ShotSpotter Device Detects Nearly Two Dozen Rounds in Newark's Lower West Ward


By: Richard L. Smith 

Police in Newark are looking for a gunman who unloaded nearly two dozen rounds near a housing complex in the lower West Ward Monday. 

The early morning shooting happened around  3:05 a.m. on the West Market Street side of the Georgia King Village housing complex. 

The initial investigation indicated that a ShotSpotter device was activated on West Market Street and alerted police of the shooting. 

When cops arrived, they found about 20 shell casings on the ground. After officers canvassed the area, no victims were found. 

Police alerted hospitals in the region for a potential walk-in gunshot victim, but as of 4:40 a.m., no injuries were reported. 

The suspect fled the scene and remains at large.