The first shooting happened around 5:00 Monday evening at 169th Street and Teller Avenue in the Claremont section. One person was shot in the arm and back.
Shortly after that, a second shooting happened in front of 1455 Townsend Avenue in the Mound Eden section. Four men were shot at this location - three in the leg.
Two of the victims were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and two others went to Lincoln Medical Center.
Witnesses say a dark colored car fled the scene.
Police could not immediately say if the shootings were connected or if any of the victims were innocent bystanders.