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Weapon Recovered in Newark South Ward Shots Fired Incident


By: Tracie Carter 

Police in Newark are investigating the motive behind a shooting that erupted in the South Ward Tuesday afternoon. 

A ShotSpotter device activated and alerted police of a shooting near 35 Hansford Street around 3:38 p.m. 

Several officers arrived and found shell casings and a weapon in the 200 block of Dayton Street. 

After canvassing the neighborhood, no injuries were reported. 

A suspect was detained by police and is believed to be the shooter.