Teen wounded after being shot during evacuation at Central High School in Newark

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Monday, November 13, 2023
Teen shot during high school evacuation
A 15-year-old boy was injured in an apparent drive-by shooting outside a Newark high-school on Monday. Toni Yates has the story.

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A 15-year-old boy was injured in an apparent drive-by shooting outside of Central High School in Newark on Monday afternoon.

Gunshots rang out shortly after 12 p.m. outside the school near 17th Avenue and Sayre Street.

A spokesperson said the shooting occurred during an evacuation for a gas leak. The entire student body was outside when the shooting happened.

The student who was shot, reportedly in the shoulder, was standing on Sayre Street across from the school.

Students began calling their parents and several showed up to get their children.

Two small gas leaks were discovered after the evacuation.

The school is working with police as the investigation continues.

Besides trying to track down a suspect and the car, police also want to know if the teen was targeted or if it was random.

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