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.
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.
It was only a drill, but on Thursday officers stormed through the hallways inside University Hospital in Newark with staff on the ground looking hurt and running by looking bloody.
Police said a SUV collided with a tractor-trailer on a service road, went through a cement barrier and plunged about 15 to 20 feet onto I-280.
The boy remains hospitalized. There’s no word why his mother attacked him before apparently turning the knife on herself.
One tenant told police that the little boy was bleeding from the neck when she looked out her window and saw him lying on the ground.
Nearly 40 deserving children and teens — all dealing with health problems at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and University Hospital — anxiously awaited a visit to Santa and a day filled with magic.
Authorities in New Jersey are investigating the stabbing death of a man in Newark, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.
The suspect has not been identified, but an official says the suspect led state troopers and local officers in Newark and Summit on a chase in a car that had been reported carjacked at gunpoint.
Two Newark men have been killed in separate shootings in the city, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said.
No arrests have been made, but investigators don’t believe the incidents were related. And none of the wounds were considered life-threatening.
Two separate shootings Saturday killed two men and injured three people in Newark.
Essex County prosecutors say a Newark toddler struck by a car that was rammed by a stolen vehicle fleeing police has died from her injuries.
One man was killed and another wounded when gunfire erupted behind a supermarket in northern New Jersey.
Authorities say a 29-year-old Irvington man has died from injuries suffered in a shooting in Newark.