UPDATE: Gunman Opens Fire on Those in Attendance at Candlelight Prayer Vigil in Newark's South Ward; Four Shot
A Saturday evening prayer vigil to remember victims of a violent car crash that killed to teenagers in Newark's South Ward on Friday ended with a gunman opening fire on multiple people who attended the solace event.
RLS Metro Breaking News first brought you breaking news that occurred in the vicinity of Madison Avenue and Bergen Street at around 9:20 p.m. where police rushed to the vicinity after receiving reports of shots fired with multiple victims struck at that location.
Rapidly responding police units arrived at the scene found the victims down on the ground near the intersections where about 100 people gathered to light candles for crash victims Quadre Robinson, 17 and Mr. Quayim Battle, 19 who both were killed after they occupied a stolen vehicle that slammed into two poles then a house at around 5:20 a.m. Friday.
Click HERE for a story of the double fatal stolen car crash.
Police officers assigned to the area found three females struck by gunfire with at least one of the females suffering serve life-threatening injuries according to officials.
As officers taped-off the area and began to canvas the crime scene, they found one additional female gunshot victim near the intersection of Hunterdon Street and Madison Avenue.
EMS rushed all of the victims to University Hospital Trauma Center where doctors worked around the clock to treat their injuries.
As of 4:22 a.m. Sunday, The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has not confirmed any fatalities.
Newark Police are looking for a black male suspect who arrived in the area wearing dark clothing and began firing the gun at unknown targets according to reports.
The motive for the shooting remains under investigation and the suspect remains at-large.
UPDATE 6:27 a.m. Newark officials have confirmed NO fatalities at this time. Critical injuries for one female victim.