Newark officials say officers responded to Evergreen Avenue near Rose Street just after 2 p.m. on calls of shots fired.
They say two victims were found and taken to University Hospital for treatment. They are reportedly in stable condition.
Then, just two miles away, police responded to another shooting on Clinton Avenue just before 2:50 p.m.
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Officials say another three people were found and taken to University Hospital for treatment.
Two victims are reportedly in stable condition and a third in critical condition.
Both incidents remain under investigation.
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