Mother of 2 Killed in Newark Shooting

Bronique McCleod, of Newark was shot while sitting inside a car on Hawthorne Avenue

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012  |  Updated 4:09 PM EDT
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Mother of 2 Killed in Newark Shooting

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A 24-year old New Jersey mother of two was shot and killed late Monday night, officials said.

Bronique McCleod was shot while sitting inside a car on Hawthorne Avenue in Newark at approximately 11:30 p.m, authorities said. It was unclear where McCleod was hit. She died several hours later at University Hospital.

A 30-year-old male who was in the car with McCleod was also shot. His injuries are believed non-life threatening, prosecutors said.

A motive for the shooting remains unclear and there have been no arrests. An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force hotline at 1-877-847-7432.

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