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2 Charged After Gunfight On Newark Street

(credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

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NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Two people face numerous charges after shots were fired at Newark police officers who were responding to a reported gunfight on a city street.

Shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday, officers saw people in two cars shooting at each other on S. Orange Avenue, police said.

The suspects then began shooting at the officers, police said.

The officers did not return fire.

No officers were wounded in the shooting but two officers suffered non-life threatening injuries during a foot pursuit and as the suspects were being arrested, police said.

“These suspects showed no regard for human life as they fired indiscriminately at each other and the police,” Police Director Samuel DeMaio stated. “Our officers demonstrated tremendous bravery, restraint, and professionalism as they pursued and captured these violent and dangerous criminals without the use of deadly force.”

The two people arrested were identified only as a 17-year-old from Newark and a 19-year-old Pennsylvania man.

A gun was found in one of the vehicles, which had been reported stolen during a carjacking on Sunday, police said.

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