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Teen Injured After Gunfire Erupts in East Orange

By rlsmetro on
East Orange

East Orange Police are on the search for a suspect wanted for firing shots in a section of the city that injured a boy Thursday. 

According to East Orange city officials, gunfire rang in the 200 block of Amherst Street before 7 p.m. 

When police arrived at the scene, they found a 17-year-old boy suffering a non-life threatening gunshot graze wound. 

Police said the victim was transported to the hospital, where he was treated by medical professionals then released. 

East Orange Police said a white SUV was driving down Amherst Street and as the victim was crossing the street, the SUV stopped and a male fired one round, which grazed the boy. 

Police said the suspect’s gun jammed and the magazine fell on the ground.  

There were no other injuries reported.