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Stray Bullet Smashes Through Window of Home in Newark; Two Injured

Shots Fired

By: Richard L. Smith 

l Police in Newark are investigating a shots fired incident with property damage in a section of Newark this afternoon. 

Essex County Sheriff’s Officers were first on the scene of shots fired that rang out in the 70’s block of South 12th Street around 4 p.m. 

When units arrived, they found evidence of a shooting and, a but that smashed through a window of a house at that location. 

No one inside the home was injured and the suspect fled the scene immediately after the shooting.   

A woman and another person was found suffering bullet wounds at East Orange Hospital. There vehicle sustained multiple bullet holes.   

Payne Tech High School was placed on a shelter in place status. 

The motive for the shooting is under investigation.