1 dead, 6 injured in separate Newark shootings

NEWARK, NJ — A man was killed and six people were injured in two shootings in Newark on Tuesday, police said.

The first shooting was on the 700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Police found three people – a man and two women – injured there just before 4 p.m. after they responded to a Shot Spotter notification. The man later died. The injuries to the women do not appear to be life threatening.

Five minutes later, police responded to another Shot Spotter notification on the 200 block of South Orange Avenue. Four men suffered injuries, none of which appear to be life threatening.

Anyone with information about these incidents is urged to call the Department’s 24hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877695-4867).

Anonymous tips may also be made using the Police Division’s website at: http://www.newarkpd.org or through our Smartphone App available at iTunes and Google Play. Search Newark Police Division to download the App.

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