Woman fatally shot in Newark

September 1, 2008 8:52:10 AM PDT
A woman was fatally shot in the back in an apartment complex in the South Ward of Newark.Eyewitness News is told an unidentified gunman shot a 53-year-old woman at 126 Seth Boyden Terrace Housing complex at around 8:45 p.m.

Police say the woman was hit in the torso. She was then transported to UMDNJ where she was pronounced dead soon after.

A police unit on patrol in the South Ward reportedly heard the gunshots, near Weequahic Park.

Newark Police Department's Homicide Squad in conjunction with the Essex County Prosecutor's are conducting a joint investigation into her murder, the city's 40th murder this year.

Police urge anyone with any information about this or any other crimes to call the Department's 24 hour "Crime Stoppers" anonymous tip line at 877 NWK-TIPS (877 695-8477) or NWK-GUNS (877 695-4867). Tips leading to arrests and indictments could result in cash rewards of up to $ 2,000 to the person who provides the information or $1,000 per gun for calls into the Gun hotline. ---
WEB PRODUCED BY: Lakisha Bostick

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