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October 28, 2009 > Police investigate shooting with injury to victim

Police investigate shooting with injury to victim

Submitted By Newark Police Department

On Sunday, October 18 at 00:20 a.m., the Newark Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a drive-by shooting that just occurred at a residence on the 5000 block of Robertson Avenue. As police officers arrived at the residence, they located a 22 year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to one of his legs. The victim was stabilized at the scene by arriving emergency medical personnel and later transported via ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of his injury.

The initial investigation at the scene revealed that the victim had been standing in the garage of his family residence with a group of his friends. The occupants of a silver-colored, four door sedan drove past the residence and shot multiple times at the group standing in the garage. The vehicle then fled the scene and was not able to be located by responding officers. Crime Scene Investigators also responded to process the scene and recover evidence related to the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to call the Newark Police Department at (510) 578-4237. Information can also be left anonymously on the "Silent Witness" hotline at (510) 578-4000, extension 500.

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