Newark man and boy shot in broad daylight

When Newark police responded to reports of shots fired at the intersection of Avon and Hillside avenues shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday, they found that a 12-year-old and a 23-year-old had been shot.

News 12 Staff

Jun 13, 2009, 2:32 AM

Updated 5,518 days ago

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When Newark police responded to reports of shots fired at the intersection of Avon and Hillside avenues shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday, they found that a 12-year-old and a 23-year-old had been shot.
George Thomas says he heard the shots while he was in a Hillside Avenue barber shop getting a haircut. He came out and saw a little boy on the ground who had been hit. "I was sad because he was nothing but a little kid. He had his book bag laying next to him." He adds, "He had a gaping hole in his stomach and you could see the blood drenched his underwear and his shorts he had on."
Police say the 23-year-old man who was standing on the street corner was fired at eight times by another man who came out of a gray SUV. Police say, "We believe at this point the 23-year-old was the intended target. He's OK, we have him now and are interviewing him." The 23-year-old, shot in the arm, ran down the street to a Clinton Avenue cell phone store for help.
Both victims were taken to University Hospital. Police say their wounds appear to be non-life-threatening. No arrests have been made.


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