What to Know
- A 5-year-old girl was struck and injured by a stray bullet in Newark, New Jersey, Wednesday night, authorities say
- The bullet struck the girl in the leg around 11:30 p.m. and she was taken to a University Hospital for treatment
- Authorities say it's not yet known what sparked the shooting and are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers
A 5-year-old girl was struck and injured by a stray bullet in New Jersey’s largest city Wednesday night, authorities say.
The young girl was walking with her father on Avon Avenue in Newark when she was struck by a stray bullet around 11:30 p.m., Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced Thursday.
The bullet struck the girl in the leg, and she was taken to a hospital for treatment. The injury is not considered life-threatening, but further details on her condition were not disclosed.
The young girl was taken to University Hospital for treatment, Newark officials say.
It's not yet known what sparked the shooting, but no other injuries were reported, according to authorities.
“Police are pursuing all leads and anyone with information is encouraged to contact us regarding this the cowardly act,” Ambrose said in a statement.
Authorities ask anyone with information on the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867). All calls are confidential.
Anonymous tips may also be made at www.newarkpdonline.org.