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Teen killed, man wounded in NJ shooting

June 27, 2009 8:18:45 PM PDT
A Newark teenager was shot to death and a man was wounded when shots rang out on a city street Saturday afternoon. It was not immediately clear what sparked the incident at West Kinney Street and MLK Boulevard, which occurred at about 5:45 p.m.

Detective Todd McClendon, a Newark police spokesman, said the 17-year-old boy, whose name was not released, was shot multiple times in the torso. He was taken to University Hospital in Newark, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The man, whose name and age were not disclosed, was shot in the leg. His wound was not considered life-threatening.

Newark police and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office were investigating.


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