Police probe if Newark stabbings are related

Newark police say a woman was killed and

Newark police say a woman was killed and a young boy was critically injured in separate stabbings. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

NEWARK - Police in Newark are investigating if two stabbings that left a woman dead and a boy critically injured are related.

According to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, a boy around age 8 or 9 was found late Saturday with multiple stab wounds outside the New Community Commons high-rise apartment building.

The boy was taken to University Hospital. He was listed in critical condition on Sunday.

In a separate incident, the body of a woman was discovered Sunday morning on a nearby street with multiple stab wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say the attacks don't appear to be random, and they are investigating whether the attacks are related.

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