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March 22, 2011 > Juvenile shot in Newark

Juvenile shot in Newark

A 14-year-old boy was shot in legs in what police believe to be a gang-related incident. The incident happened in the 36600 block of Cherry Street on Thursday afternoon March 17 at about 3:27 p.m. Newark Police Detectives and Agents with the Southern Alameda County Major Crimes Task Force investigated the circumstances around the shooting. The victim was immediately taken to a local hospital and treated for his injuries. He is reported to be in stable condition.

On Friday, March 18 at about 3:30 a.m. the Newark-Union City SWAT team arrested a 17-year-old boy for shooting the teenager. The suspect was at his residence on the 35800 block of Tozier Street in Newark. His name has been withheld since he is a minor. According to Newark Police Sgt. Mike Carroll, both suspect and victim attended Newark Memorial High School. The Suspect was arrested for attempted homicide with gang enhancement, Carroll said.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident please contact Newark Police at (510) 578-4734. Information can be left anonymously on the "silent witness" hot-line at (510) 578-4965.

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