Newark police investigating weekend shooting, stabbing incident

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NEWARK, NJ – A juvenile was stabbed during a disturbance that happened Saturday afternoon in the Weequahic section of Newark. According to Newark Public Safety Fritz G. Fragé, police arrived at the 300 block of Lyons Avene at around 4:50 pm, responding to a shots fired 911 call.

Upon their arrival, officers found a juvenile male with stab wounds. He was rushed to University Hospital for treatment of his injuries and has been reported in stable condition.

Police also found spent 9mm shell casings in the area.

At this time, no other victims have reported to the hospital. Now, Frage is asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspect in the stabbing. He is described as a light-skinned male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, two-tone blue pants, white sneakers, and a black face mask.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect to call the Police Division’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).

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