Newark law enforcement is currently investigating a quadruple shooting that resulted in one person tragically dying.
The violent incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. in Newark’s South Ward. The Newark Police Department got a call about gunshots fired on the 700 block of South 19th Street in the South Ward. The shooter reportedly used a handgun to shoot at several people while he was sitting inside a motor vehicle.
The victim who died in the shooting was a 22-year-old Bloomfield woman. She was rushed to University Hospital in Newark; however, doctors were unable to save her.
Two other shooting victims were also treated at the Newark NJ hospital, while another victim got medical treatment at St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston, NJ.
The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are conducting a joint investigation into the quadruple shooting. Police reportedly spoke with a witness who said that the victim who died worked nearby and was not a target of the shooter.
If law enforcement can eventually determine the identity of the person responsible for the shooting, he would likely be charged with first degree murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “22-Year-Old Woman Killed in Quadruple Shooting.”