1 man killed, pregnant woman hurt in shooting on Seymour Avenue in Newark

Newark police say a man has died after

Newark police say a man has died after being shot several times, and another person was injured. (Credit: News 12)

NEWARK - A 26-year-old man was killed and a pregnant woman was injured in an early morning shooting in Newark, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office confirms.

Officials say Sirree Samod Scales, of Raleigh, North Carolina, and a 23-year-old Newark woman who is nine months pregnant, were shot just after midnight on the 100 block of Seymour Avenue.

Scales was pronounced dead at 12:42 a.m. The pregnant woman suffered non-fatal injuries.

A spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office says that the department is working to identify a suspect.

Anyone who might have any information about the shooting is asked to call authorities at 877-847-7432.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Scales as a woman.

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Essex County Prosecutor's Tip Line : 877-847-7432 Newark Police Public Information : 973-733-6309

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