The shooting occurred around 9:00 p.m. The Newark Police Department got a call about gunshots being fired near the 30 block of Irvine Turner Boulevard in Newark, New Jersey.
When Newark NJ police officers showed up at the scene, they investigated and quickly located ballistic evidence of gunshots having been fired.
Newark police did not find any of the injured victims at the scene of the shooting. However, police officers later learned that the victims were transported via private cars to nearby University Hospital, where they received medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
Law enforcement is actively investigating the shooting incident. Police have not yet identified the culprit or confirmed a motive for the shooting.
If police do eventually figure out the identity of the shooter, they could face serious criminal charges for aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4, anyone in possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose can be charged with a second degree crime and sentenced to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Newark police are asking members of the public to come forward with information that might be useful in the investigation. Anyone who has information about the shooting or the suspect should contact the Newark Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 877-NWK-TIPS or 877-NWK-GUNS.
For more information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “4 Wounded in Multiple Newark Shooting.”