In a city with the unfortunate reputation for crime, it is one of the last places you would expect crime to erupt.
Right in the center of newly rejuvenated Newark, only a block away from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and inside a piece of history, is where police spent Sunday night and Monday morning investigating a shooting.
Three men were shot during a rap concert at the historic Robert Treat Hotel.
The shooting happened at about 11:30 p.m. and was sparked by a dispute, police said.
One of the victims was shot in the face, another in the stomach and a third suffered a graze wound to the neck. The victims, all 18, were taken to University Hospital in Newark.
None of the victims was identified.
Police are still investigating and had no immediate information on a possible motive or whether there were intended targets.
The 93-year-old hotel is a Newark landmark where President Woodrow Wilson and his wife once stayed.
The rap group Sour Boyz performed at the hotel. Employees there confirmed it was the group's first performance at the hotel.
The promoters of the concert had organized other events, but hotel emplyees said there had never been any other problems.