Man Opens Fire, Shoots 5, at Vigil in Newark - NBC New York

Man Opens Fire, Shoots 5, at Vigil in Newark



    Man Opens Fire, Shoots 5, at Vigil in Newark

    Five people were shot, including a 10-year-old girl, while gathered outside for a vigil in Newark, N.J., Thursday night to mourn the death of a man killed in a car accident.

    Police say the group was gathered outside on 16th Street shortly before 10 p.m. when the shooter drove up in a dark-colored vehicle, got out and fired several shots. He got back in the vehicle and fled.

    "I just heard the gunshots and then when I looked out the window, I seen yelling and screaming," said Tallyn Summers.

    The girl was shot in the ankle and is listed in stable condition. The other four victims -- a 22-year-old woman shot in the buttocks, a 46-year-old woman shot in the arm, a 48-year-old man shot in both legs and a 25-year-old man with an arm wound -- are also expected to be OK.

    Police are reviewing area surveillance footage and interviewing witnesses.

    Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 877 NWK-TIPS.  

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