NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey authorities say two people have been fatally shot in Newark.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Clinton Place.

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose blames the deaths on “the availability of too many guns.” He called the slayings of the two people, identified only as one male and one female, as “senseless” and “tragic.”

No arrests had been made in the early hours of the investigation, which is still active and ongoing.

Authorities said more information will be released as it becomes available.

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