A man was taken to the hospital after being shot in the South Ward of Newark, New Jersey.
Newark police officers responded to reports of a shooting near Clinton Avenue and South 18th Street.
After arriving at the scene, the officers were contacted by Irvington NJ police, who alerted them that the injured man had made his way into Irvington.
The 46-year-old victim was taken to University Hospital in Newark, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
In New Jersey, aggravated assault is codified in N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). In this case, if the shooter is apprehended, he or she could face second degree aggravated assault charges because the attack involved the use of a deadly weapon. Second degree aggravated assault is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 10 years in NJ State Prison.
According to a police spokesman, detectives from Newark’s major crimes unit are investigating the shooting.
Newark police have asked that anyone with information on the incident contact the Newark Police Department’s 24-hour anonymous “Crime Stoppers” tip line at 877-695-8477 or 877-695-4867.
For more information about this incident, see the NJ.com article entitled “Man Shot in Newark’s South Ward, Near Irvington Border.”