Teenager killed in quadruple shooting at Newark apartment complex

A 16-year-old boy has been killed, and three others injured during a quadruple shooting outside a Newark apartment complex on Hawkins Street.



Herbert Waldorn tells News 12 New Jersey he believes his 16-year-old grandson was the person killed. Relatives say the teen was a student at East Side High School.



Multiple surveillance cameras captured the terrifying moment. In one of the shots in the upper right hand side of the screen, you can see people running and one falls to the ground.



Shots rang out just before 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Hyatt Court apartment complex located near 64 Hawkins St.



"I just got a call that my grandson got killed. I looked on Facebook. Apparently they chased the car and chased it to [Routes 1 and 9]. I think police said they lost them at the Turnpike exit or something," Waldorn says.



Waldron says his daughter moved from another public housing complex last summer after there was gunfire outside her apartment. They moved to Hyatt Court to escape the violence, but it followed them. Waldron says his grandson had been arrested before, but was a teenager who did not deserve to die.



"We've got at least 10 more cameras around here that have seen everything. But you don't solve nothing. You know why? Because they want us to do it. So we can destroy each other," Waldron says.



Witnesses tell News 12 New Jersey that the victims were playing basketball prior to the shooting, but then decided to get candy at the corner store. That's when the gunfire occurred.



Three other people were shot in addition to the teenager.



No arrests have been made. Anyone who has any information about the shooting is urged to contact police.


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