Shooting leaves one dead in Newark's South Ward

By James Queally/The Star-Ledger
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on December 16, 2013

One person was shot and killed in Newark's South Ward on Sunday night, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray.


NEWARK — A shooting in Newark's South Ward left one person dead in the state's largest city on Sunday night, prosecutors said.

The victim, who was not identified, was shot and killed around 8 p.m. at the intersection of Elizabeth and Clinton avenues, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray.

Murray disclosed scant details about the slaying during a press conference outside The Mall at Short Hills, where a carjacking led to a 9 p.m. shooting that left a 30-year-old Hudson County man in grave condition.

The killing was the city's second of the weekend. On Saturday night, 46-year-old Christopher Johnson was gunned down in the courtyard of an apartment building on Broad Street shortly before 8 p.m., according to the prosecutor's office.

Murray did not disclose a motive in either slaying.

Newark has seen 98 homicides this year, two more than the 96 slayings in 2012, records show.

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