Teen killed, 3 injured in quadruple shooting at Newark housing complex

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Dray Clark reporting live

Four teens were shot and one of them killed, at a housing complex in Newark Wednesday evening.

The shots rang out at the John W. Hyatt Court complex on Hawkins Street, just after 5 p.m. The building is part of the Newark Housing Authority.

The victim who died was 16. He and his friends had been in a dispute with others in the neighborhood and it had been violent before, but Wednesday, it turned deadly.

On Thursday morning, another 16-year-old, a 15-year old and a 19-year-old at were being treated at University hospital.

On Wednesday night, there were evidence markers where shell casings landed, and police again measured the distance from the shooter to the victims.

As friends grieve the violent death of a teenager, his grandfather told the heartbreaking story of a numbing, if grim, routine.

"Just an ongoing dispute, basically," said Herbert Waldron, a victim's grandfather. "My daughter's house was shot, it wasn't safe. Nothing gets solved. No justice ever gets done."

Police and some neighbors know who fired the shots, officials said.

"I heard shots, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow," said Henriel Morris, a neighbor.

Morris quickly locked her door, but soon there was a knock. "It was a young man, he was shot," Morris said.

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