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UPDATE: Gunfire Erupts Near Newark Ironbound School

By rlsmetro on

Police reported injuries in a shots-fired incident that erupted near a school in Newark's Ironbound section Monday afternoon. 

Newark East Ward officers responded to reports of shots fired in the vicinity of 478 Ferry Street near Hawkins Street School shortly before 4 p.m. 

Officers investigating the shooting taped off the area after they located shell casings and two vehicles damaged by stray bullets. 

Witnesses told police that a female victim was taken by private vehicle to an area hospital suffering gunshot wounds, but officials have not confirmed the report. 

Several area hospitals were placed on alert for potential walk-in victims. 

The suspect fled the scene and remains at large.