The shootings happened about a mile apart during a two-hour span on Friday afternoon, but it doesn’t appear that the incidents are connected, according to Essex County authorities.
At least 13 people were wounded in nine separate shootings over the weekend across the city.
Acting Attorney General John Hoffman on Wednesday announced a strategy that will target Newark’s most violent neighborhoods, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.
Frazier Glenn Cross, of Aurora, Mo., was booked into Johnson County jail on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder after the attacks Sunday in Overland Park.
A police spokesman said a man has been taken into custody and his gun was retrieved.
Including the final phase of Operation Crew Cut, a total of 50 members or leaders of four violent gangs have been charged with murder, assault, narcotics possession and on gun-related crimes, according to authorities.
According to officials, there have been 329 murders through Dec. 22, compared with 413 in 2012, a 20.3 percent decrease.
The victims have been identified as Tariq Romane, 21, and Rahmel Johnson, 20, both of Newark.
For many New Yorkers, it was surprising over 24 hours — or more precisely, what did not happen.
At least three people were killed between Friday evening and Saturday morning in shootings in the Bronx.
Both shootings occurred around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, but they do not appear to be related.
The victims were found shot to death in a parked vehicle in the city’s West Ward.
Shootings left at least five people wounded across the city early Sunday, according to published reports.
According to police, the two suspects shot and wounded two victims who were standing at Clarendon Road and Flatbush Avenue just before 2 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Cops arrived on the scene in minutes and found two dead and three wounded, as the cries of family members filled the air where moments before children had been playing.