Newark Police Investigate 2 Unrelated Fatal Shootings
NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Two people are dead following two separate and apparently unrelated shootings in Newark on Saturday.
According to officials, the first shooting took place at around 3:30 p.m. on 3rd Avenue in the North Ward. Police responding to a call discovered 41-year-old Maria Cruz of Rockaway, N.Y., with a gunshot wound.
Cruz was rushed to University Hospital, where she succumb to her injuries at 4:26 a.m. Sunday.
At approximately 11 p.m. Saturday, Newark police personnel responded to 41-45 Mountainview Ave. in the West Ward. Upon arrival, they found 33-year-old Raheem Hughee, of East Orange, dead of multiple gunshot wounds.
Police would not comment on any apparent motives or suspects.
The Essex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
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