Anti-violence rally held in Newark after violent 12-hour span

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An anti-violence rally was held in Newark after three separate shootings left eight people injured in a 12-hour span.

The rally took place at Central Avenue and Third Street, where the first shooting occurred at around 5:45 p.m. Saturday.

As News 12 reported, officials say a six-year-old boy and two men were shot in front of a closed down deli.

Several hours later at 11 p.m., police say a man and woman were shot on Seventh Avenue.

Just before 1:30 a.m., two women and a man were shot on Mulberry Street.

None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

The rally was initiated by the People's Organization for Progress as a way to bring awareness to the issue of gun violence. The intersection between Central Avenue and Third Street was shut down for the rally.

No arrests have been made in any of the shootings.

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