Deadly gunfire in Newark

November 17, 2008 9:46:58 PM PST
Gunfire left at least one person dead and wounded two others in Newark late Monday night. Police said at least three people were shot inside a high-rise apartment building at 515 Elizabeth Avenue.

One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene.

One of the wounded was shot in the chest. That person was taken to the hospital in critical condtion.

The third person was shot in the leg. Their condition was listed as stable.

The shooting happened around 10:00.

Officers on foot and a police helicopter searched Weequahic Park, across the street from the building where the shooting occurred, but police offered no immediate information on the number of suspects being sought or a motive for the shootings.

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