Newark police investigating unsolved summer shooting incident

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Newark, NJ – Newark Police Department detectives are investigating an unsolved shooting on North 5th Street that took place this summer.

As part of an investigation into a shooting that occurred on Saturday, August 6, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé requests the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of interest.

In the early hours of the morning, police responded to a report of shots fired in the 100 block of North 5th Street. Officers responding to the scene found spent shell casings.

Detectives are looking for two people of interest in this case. A male with a medium brown complexion, a stocky build, and facial hair is described as the first. According to the surveillance video, he was wearing a light colored hat, a light colored short sleeve shirt, light colored shorts, and light colored sneakers.

The second individual is described as having a medium brown complexion, a stocky build, dark hair, and dark facial hair. In surveillance video, he is seen wearing a short sleeved dark shirt.