Man shot, school bus struck with bullet in Newark

A man was found shot outside First Street and Seventh Avenue in Newark. Police were called to the scene on a report of shots fired

There is a police investigation outside First Street

There is a police investigation outside First Street and Seventh Avenue in Newark. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

NEWARK - A man was found shot outside First Street and Seventh Avenue in Newark.

Police were called to the scene on a report of shots fired at around 3:25 p.m. Thursday.
The man was taken to UMDNJ in stable condition.

Officers also discovered a Camptown school bus was struck by a bullet as it drove by the location. Approximately six special needs teens, two aides and the driver were on board, but no one was injured. They were taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Witnesses say three to four suspects fled the location westbound on Sixth Avenue in a black vehicle.

A parent at the scene said all children in nearby La Casa De Don Pedro were brought inside, put into lockdown, and then later on taken to a different location to be reunited with parents.

The Newark Preschool Council Academy did not have a full day of school and only a few students were there, according to a parent. They were also placed into lockdown and released to parents later in the afternoon.

Police say no arrests have been made. Police have not released the name of the wounded man.

The Newark Police Department urges anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the Department's 24-hour CRIME STOPPERS anonymous tip line at 877-NWK-TIPS (877-695-8477) or 877-NWK-GUNS (877-695-4867).

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