Gunfire wounds five in Newark

February 24, 2009 9:46:03 PM PST
Newark police say five people have been hurt in a shooting at a housing complex in the city's West Ward. Police responding to a report of a person possibly stabbed at the Georgia King Village shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday found three males and two females, ages ranging from 17 to 46, had been shot.

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All were taken to University Hospital and are reported in stable condition.

Police say they are investigating whether the shooting resulted from a verbal confrontation. No arrest has been made.

Georgia King Village is a 422-unit housing complex with townhouses and two 18-story towers.

It was the third multiple shooting in Newark in less than a week. Three people were wounded Sunday in a shooting outside the Robert Treat Hotel downtown. On Friday, seven people were wounded in a shooting at a bar.


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