Cops chase ATV after 2 wounded in shooting

NEWARK — A shooting in Newark’s South Ward left a teen and a man wounded Tuesday, according to officials.

The male victims, ages 17 and 18, were treated for non life-threatening injuries at University Hospital, a police spokeswoman said.

Police were patrolling the neighborhood in response to recent crimes when they heard shots fired nearby on Johnson Avenue shortly before 8 p.m., near Malcolm X Shabazz High School.

Officers chased an ATV that was wanted in the shooting into Hillside, where the suspect abandoned the vehicle in the 500 block of Leo Street and escaped on foot, according to the spokeswoman. …read more

Source: Essex

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