The first shooting happened around 7:00 p.m. on the 800 block of Broad Street in Newark, New Jersey. Broad Street is in the center of Newark’s downtown area, just a few blocks away from city hall.
The victim, a man who lives in Newark, New Jersey, suffered a gunshot wound while he walked down Broad Street. He was taken to nearby University Hospital, where doctors provided him with urgent medical care for his gunshot injuries. He was later listed in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.
Newark NJ detectives investigated the shooting and determined that it was “an isolated incident” and not connected to any other shootings in the area.
Just a little while after the first shooting, there was another shooting in Newark, New Jersey. This shooting incident went down on the 100 block of Avon Avenue. Two people, a man and a woman, were injured during the incident.
The victims were rushed to University Hospital, where doctors treated them for their gunshot-related injuries. Sometime later, the victims were released from the medical facility.
Newark NJ police officers are investigating the shootings and trying to determine the identities of the shooters.
If Newark detectives are able to figure out who was responsible for either of the shootings, it is likely that serious criminal charges for aggravated assault would follow. It is also likely that the shooters would be charged with weapons offenses.
The penalties for aggravated assault in New Jersey are severe. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), aggravated assault with a deadly weapon like a handgun or a knife is a third degree crime that carries a punishment of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information about these recent shootings, see the NJ.com article, “2 Shootings Leave 3 Wounded in Newark.”