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UPDATE: East Orange Teen Struck by Gunfire While Home Eating Dinner

By rlsmetro on
East Orange New Jersey

"SMH, the single digits on that street has always been unsafe in my opinion" (MBN Fan)

Non-life threatening injuries for a boy struck by a bullet while sitting home eating dinner with family members. 

Gunfire rang out in the single digit block of Summit Street shortly before 10 p.m. sending first responders to the scene where they found a house struck by gunfire and a boy around the age of 14-years-old Injured.

EMS transported him to University Hospital where the boy was reportedly in good spirits. 

A source at the residence said that the boy had just sat down to have dinner when they heard gunfire in the area.

Residents in the area said Summit Street has had other instances of gunfire. "The open air drug dealing and street violence is ridiculous",  said an elderly woman standing next to a nearby house nervously smoking a cigarette. "I hope the young man is ok. These boys wreak havoc around this neighborhood all night long. They just do whatever they want"  the woman continued. 

The boy is expected to be ok.