Local law enforcement got a call about a shooting in broad daylight on the 600 block of Hunterdon Street in Newark, NJ. When police officers arrived at the scene, they found three individuals who were suffering gunshot wounds. Tragically, one of the victims, a 24-year-old Newark NJ man, was pronounced dead a short time after police got to the scene.
The two other victims, who are also from Newark, were transported to nearby University Hospital. Doctors at the hospital provided medical treatment for the victims, who were later listed in critical but stable condition. Newark police have not yet released information about the two shooting victims.
The violent incident occurred outside the Clinton Arms housing complex in Newark, New Jersey. The complex is located roughly one block away from Newark police headquarters, as well as the Office of Emergency Management.
The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are currently investigating the triple shooting and looking for suspects. At this time, investigators have not determined a motive for the shootings.
If investigators eventually identify and capture the shooter, it is likely that significant criminal charges would follow. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, homicide is considered the most serious offense in the NJ Criminal Code. A conviction on first degree murder charges could lead to life imprisonment. The minimum term of incarceration for a first degree murder conviction is 30 years.
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is asking that members of the public with information about the shootings or a suspect please call the prosecutor’s office anonymous tips line at 877-847-7432.
To learn more about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “24-Year-Old Victim of Newark’s Latest Daytime Shooting.”