- Associated Press - Sunday, April 19, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Four people were wounded in three separate shootings that occurred during a violent weekend in New Jersey’s largest city.

It’s not clear if any of the shootings were linked, but Newark police tell NJ.com (https://bit.ly/1cMnTpm) that the incidents may be connected to a recent string of robberies in the area.

All of the wounded victims remained hospitalized Sunday in stable condition, and it didn’t appear that any of the injuries were life-threatening.

No arrests have been made.

The first shooting was reported around 9:45 p.m. Saturday, after a 15-year-old Newark girl sought treatment at a hospital for a gunshot wound to leg. The girl told police she was walking with friends near Clinton and Chadwick avenues when she was shot.

About two hours later, police responding to reports of shots fired in the 800 block of South 12th Street found a 17-year-old with wounds to the chest and buttocks.

The last shooting was reported around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, when two Irvington residents - a 22-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman female - sought treatment at a hospital for gunshot wounds. The woman had been shot in the head, while the man had a graze wound to the head.

They told authorities they were in the 400 block of 15th Avenue when a dark-colored vehicle approached them and someone inside started firing at them.


Information from: NJ.com, https://www.nj.com

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