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Violent Night of Shootings Leave Over a Half Dozen Wounded in Newark


Newark Major Crimes Division with The Essex County Prosecutor's Office are investigating multiple shootings incidents that left at least eight (8) individuals, including juveniles, injured around the city overnight. 

According to police, the evening began with a gunman firing multiple rounds of bullets in the direction of two victims who were in the vicinity of 39 Lincoln Street around 6:30 p.m. 

Officers arrived at the scene and reportedly found an unidentified male struck in the head by gunfire at that location. EMS rushed the woman to University Hospital in serious condition.

Police say the second victim -a male- was also transported to University Hospital suffering gunshot wounds. 

As the evening evolved, Newark Police dispatch received a ShotSpotter notification that detects about 15 rounds of gunfire near 488 Fabyan Place just before 8 p.m. 

Newark South Ward officers arrived and immediately taped the area off after they found multiple vehicles struck by bullets. A gunman repeatedly fired at individuals before fleeing the scene. 

After officers canvassed the neighborhood, no victims were found. Police reported property damage after finding cars struck by gunfire. 

While police marked shell casing locations and began their investigation on Fabyan, authorities re-focused their attention on the city's Central Ward after shooters recklessly fired found in the 50's block of Quitman Street. 

Officers from Newark's 4th Precinct rushed to the scene and found two bleeding juveniles, one suffering several gunshot wounds at that location.

With EMS backed up and unavailable due to another overwhelming evening of violence in the city, Newark Police immediately placed one of the wounded teens in their police cruiser. They rushed the victim to University Hospital for treatment. 

The suspect fled the scene and remained at large. 

As the night proceeded, conditions in Newark began to deteriorate as police rushed to the scene of another shooting near, this time Vailsburg Park in the city's West Ward. 

In this shooting incident, gunfire erupted near 52 North Munn Avenue shortly before 8:50 p.m. 

When cops arrived, they found an 18-year-old male suffering a bullet wound in his hip.

The victim was transported to Univerisity Hospital for treatment and is expected to recover.

During the investigation at the Munn Street scene, detectives were notified by University Hospital officials of a second gunshot victim that entered the emergency room. 

Police believe that the victim was struck by bullets at the West Ward shooting location. 

As things briefly began to quiet down in Newark's Central Ward, gunmen again targeted their violent assault in this section of the city. 

Just before 10:10 p.m., police responded to the area of 94 17th Avenue after a ShotSpotter device detected over a half dozen bullets.

Newark Police arrived and requested EMS to rush to the scene when they found a man -around the age of 47- bleeding from his face after shooters fired at him.  

EMS rushed the victim to University Hospital, where he remains severely injured.

A second gunshot victim, wounded at the 17th Avenue scene, entered University Hospital around 10:15 p.m. with unspecified injuries. 

The suspect fled the scene and has not been apprehended. 

Finally, The Essex County Prosecutor's Office was notified of an early Monday morning shooting that occurred in Newark's lower West Ward. 

It happened around 12:35 a.m. near the intersection of Orange Street and Roseville Avenue. 

Newark Police officers and detectives arrived and found a male victim severely injured after a gunman fired rounds that struck him at that location. 

Police believe the suspect pulled up in a burgundy colored 4-door Kia and began shooting at the victim. 

Newark Police have not confirmed if any of the shootings are related. 

There were no arrests reported in any of the incidents.