Zainee Hailey, 13, and Kasson Mormon, 15, killed in Newark shooting; third victim, 14, in critical condition

Newark officials say two teenagers were shot and killed on Wednesday night and a third is in critical condition.

Newark officials say two teenagers were shot and killed on Wednesday night and a third is in critical condition. (12/26/13)

NEWARK - Newark officials say two teenagers were shot and killed on Wednesday night and a third is in critical condition.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Police Director Samuel A. DeMaio say Zainee Hailey, 13, and Kasson Mormon, 15, were fatally shot at around 10 p.m. on the 100 block of Schley Street. Both were pronounced dead at a local hospital. They say a third young victim, a 14-year-old boy, has been hospitalized and remains in critical condition.

Police are still looking for those responsible for the Christmas night shooting. No possible motives for the crime have surfaced. Hailey was reportedly an innocent bystander who was shot while she was taking out the trash.

Local activists urged those responsible for the crime to turn themselves in.

"Our prayer is that they would turn themselves in," says Pastor Vincent Rouse, of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. "We're praying that justice is served."

Essex County Crime Stoppers is offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The Majestic Lanes bowling alley was damaged when 1 Driver crashes into Woodbridge bowling alley
Mikayla Raji, 8, paid for a Jamesburg police 2 Girl whose father was killed in line of duty buys officer dinner
Computer issues have prevented some Newark city employees 3 Computer issues prevent Newark city employees from being paid
Preston Taylor admits his involvement in the disappearance 4 Childhood friend admits helping to dispose of missing woman’s body
News 12 Long Island's Doug Geed takes a 5 Tasty Tuesday: Fresh spring ingredients

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE