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