Police search for gunman who shot man, 6-year-old child in Newark

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Police search for gunman who shot man, 6-year-old child
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A 6-year-old and an adult are both recovering from gunshot wounds after they were struck in Newark on Tuesday evening.

NEWARK, N.J. (WABC) -- Police in Newark are searching for a gunman in a shooting that wounded a man and a 6-year-old child Tuesday.

Police officers responded to a call of shots fired on South Orange avenue near South 9th Street, just after 7 p.m.

Investigators say officers found a man in his twenties and a child, believed to be 6-years-old, who had been shot.

They were taken to University Hospital for treatment.

Police said the child suffered a collapsed lung and is expected to recover.

Meanwhile on Wednesday, a suspect in a shooting that wounded two Newark police officers was taken into custody.

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