Two shot dead inside car in Newark, bringing city’s murder total to 64 for year

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(PIX11) – A man and a woman were found shot dead inside a car in Newark Saturday afternoon, Essex County police say.

Witnesses say a black SUV chased a brown sedan into the intersection of South 10th Street and 15th Street. The two cars then crashed into each other, came to a stop then several shots rang out.

When police arrived at the scene, they found the two victims dead inside the brown sedan. Neither has been identified.

Investigators believe it was a targeted shooting.

These killings are Newark’s 63rd and 64th murders for the year.