According to authorities, the victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds while he walked near the intersection of North 13th Street and 6th Avenue West in Newark, New Jersey.
Emergency responders discovered the victim lying on the street. He had reportedly sustained injuries to both his ankle and his wrist.
After emergency personnel found the victim, he was transported to nearby University Hospital. Doctors were able to treat the victim and prevent a catastrophic outcome. He was later listed in stable condition.
The Newark Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit investigated the shooting, with police cordoning off a section of the street while detectives searched for ballistic evidence that might lead to a break in the case.
A neighborhood resident spoke with police officers and told them that he had been awakened by the sounds of gunshots.
Police said that the investigation is currently in its “early stages.” Investigators have not yet identified a suspect or a motive for the non-fatal shooting.
If a suspect is eventually identified and located, they could face serious criminal charges for aggravated assault, as well as charges for weapons offenses. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), anyone who uses a deadly weapon to cause serious bodily injury may be charged with a second degree felony. A conviction for second degree aggravated assault could potentially result in a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For additional information about this case, view NJ.com article entitled “Man Injured in Daytime Newark Shooting.”