Nine Shot in Newark Drive-by, Including One Teenager

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NEWARK, NY – Stopping short of calling it a mass shooting, police are investigating a drive-by shooting on Clinton Place that sent nine people, including one teenager to the hospital.

The shooting took place in Newark’s Weequahic neighborhood at around 6:20 pm Thursday evening.

Police were notified of a ShotSpotter alert in the area of the 200 block of Clinton Place and rushed to the scene. Upon their arrival, police and EMTs treated four people on scene who were taken to University Hospital for further care.

Four other adults and a 17-year-old shooting victim were transported to Newark’s Beth Israel Medical center by private transportation.

All of the victims were shot by a vehicle reported stolen out of Jersey City while they were standing in front of a bodega. They are all reported to be in stable, but otherwise unknown conditions at this time.

The suspect vehicle is a white Honda Pilot.