Four Newark Teens Shot; 16-Year-Old Dies

A shooting that occurred yesterday at Hawkins Street in Newark just took the life of a 16-year-old, Police says.

Kevin Barber, 16, of Newark sustained a fatal gunshot wound yesterday. Three other males, ages 19, 16 and 15, were also shot. All three are hospitalized. The surviving victims are all Newark residents.

No suspects or arrests have been made as of yet, Prosecutor said in a press release.

This is the first fatal shooting in Essex County in 2017.


Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4- EC or 1-877-847-7432


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