7-year-old girl, man hurt in Newark shooting

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January 9, 2012 8:01:25 AM PST
Newark police are investigating a shooting that left two people injured on Sunday.

The incident happened at approximately 9 a.m. inside a home on Astor Street.

Police responded to a report of shots fired and found a 27-year-old Newark man in the stairway suffering gun shot wounds to the arm and buttocks.

A 7-year-old girl also suffered undetermined injuries to her ear when a stray bullet penetrated an apartment through two walls.

It is unclear at this time if the child's injuries were the result of bullet or debris caused by the bullet.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting have yet to be determined and detectives have neither positively identified a suspect nor a motive.

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