2 men, 2 women injured in Newark shooting: Officials

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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Newark Public Safety Director Brian O'Hara says two women and two men were injured in a shooting just before 4:15 p.m. on Chancellor Avenue in Newark.

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Four people were injured in a shooting in Newark Sunday night, according to officials.

Newark Public Safety Director Brian O'Hara says the shooting occurred just before 4:15 p.m. on Chancellor Avenue.

He says there were four victims, two females and two males.

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Newark Police officers Troy Frye and Oscar Avedo applied a tourniquet to the leg of a victim to prevent her from bleeding out.

"I commend Newark Police Officers Troy Frye and Oscar Acevedo for applying a tourniquet to the leg of the victim, stopping her from bleeding profusely," O'Hara said. "Their quick life-saving actions are a testament to the culture change our Police Division has experienced, and to the utmost priority our police officers place on saving lives."

Although one of the female victims was initially in critical condition, officials now say all the victims are in stable condition.

The incident is under investigation.

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