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CBS 2 Obtains Surveillance Footage In Fatal Christmas Newark Shooting

Authorities investigate a shooting in Newark, N.J. on Dec. 25, 2013. (Credit: CBS 2)

Authorities investigate a shooting in Newark, N.J. on Dec. 25, 2013. (Credit: CBS 2)

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NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — There was new information on Friday night, in the shooting that left two teenagers dead on Christmas night.

Surveillance video shows a red SUV and a shadowy figure, CBS 2’s Christine Sloan reported exclusively on Friday. The video captured what happened moments before Kasson Morman, 15, and Zainee Hailey, 13, were shot to death in front of a Newark home.

A red Jeep can be seen heading towards the street shortly before 10 p.m. Minutes later, police cars rushed to the scene. They were followed by ambulances and paramedics.

A red Jeep, visible in the distance, was later towed from the crime scene. A source told CBS 2 that it is now a part of the investigation.

“She was really one of our favorite students in school. A real special young lady,” Obaseed Lewis said of Hailey.

Abdul Frazier, 14, was also shot and critically injured. He was sitting on the porch with Morman when shots rang out. Police would not say if either of the teenagers was the intended target.

“It tears at my heart when any person loses their life,” teacher Reginald Clark said. “There are countless funerals I have been through being an educator in Newark.”

Clark and other local educators have tried to reach kids at a young age to prevent them from turning to a life of crime.

“The main thing our children should realize is that they are hurting their parents, that their responsibility is to make their parents proud,” Lewis said.

Educators in Newark told CBS 2’s Sloan that it starts at home and that Newark schools should also educate parents and make sure that they are talking to their kids.

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