4 injured, 1 critically, during shooting at candlelight vigil in NJ: police

Four women were injured after shots were fired in Newark Jan. 26, 2019. (Citizen app)

NEWARK, N.J. — Four people were injured, one critically, after shots were fired during a candlelight vigil in Newark Saturday night.

Police responded to Bergen Street and Madison Avenue just after 9:15 p.m. and found four females shot.

All were taken to the hospital, one of them in critical condition, police said.

Officials say the victims, who range in age from 16 to 20, had gathered for a vigil near the scene where 17-year-old Quadre Robinson and 19-year-old Quayim Battle were found dead after crashing a sport utility vehicle into a home.

The home had structural damage and the occupants were evacuated. The vehicle had been reported stolen in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

The cause of the shooting is under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Department of Public Safety at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).  All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.

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