Police Continue Investigation Of Gang-Related Shooting

Authorities are working on collecting more information about a shooting that injured a Newark man Friday night.

Police closed off Olive Street Saturday night as part of an ongoing investigation of a Friday night shooting that injured a 25-year-old Newark man.

Members of the Southern Alameda Major Crimes Task Force and the Newark-Union City SWAT Team began searching the 37000 block of Olive Street around 6:30 p.m. with an objective to gather evidence and information about the shooting, said Commander Tom Milner of the Newark Police Department.

The shooting is said to be gang related, Milner said.

"This is still an active, fluid incident," Milner said. "[We're] trying to identify those who were possibly involved in the shooting incident and searching for witnesses.

Saturday night's operation comes after officers responded the 37200 block of Olive Street around 11:11 p.m. on Friday after reports of multiple shots being fired, according to a report from The Argus.

Upon arrival, police found that a 25-year-old Newark man had sustained minor injuries after the shots were fired at his home, the report states.

Milner said that the man was treated at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley.

Individuals with information on Friday night's shooting is asked to contact Newark police at 510-477-1700. Anonymous tips can be called into the Newark Police Department's Silent Witness hotline at 510-578-4000, ext. 500.

jerry December 21, 2011 at 04:24 AM
Chill out Nadja, your hatred is showing, go smoke one of those joints you and your friends were crying about when Newark close those so called Medical dispensarys.
jerry December 21, 2011 at 04:29 AM
No just more class warfare by Nadja and her friends and a little bigotry thrown in for good measure. S he is still upset that she didn't get elected when she ran and she is attacking like a rabid animal.
Tara Adams December 21, 2011 at 07:25 PM
I am kind of offended about the comments toward the low income housing. I agree that the lazy, non-working, living off the system find a way to take advantage by having no paper trail of income because perhaps they sell drugs to make a living and end up qualifying for low income housing. However I'm a 26 year old single mother, WHIT woman, with a professional job that just doesn't pay enough to afford a decent place to live, and support my child. I'm working on starting my own business and you know what? Sometimes we just need a little help, and that is what this housing is for. I am insulted and saddened by all of your ignorant comments.
Nadja Adolf December 21, 2011 at 07:36 PM
Yes, but do we need more than three hundred units of low income housing? Why are we agreeing to have the low income housing that San Mateo County has not zoned into their new county plan? I suspect, given that most of Newark is already low income housing, that we can accommodate every low income person in Newark in need with no more than one hundred units which should be different than the stark, barren, yard less and park less four and six story towers block sized towers with windowless bedrooms proposed for the toxic waste dump? Why not row houses with small private yards, so families and kids have a place to play other than tiny parks and other "communal areas" that are soon taken over by gangsters? Why is the low income housing being concentrated in one end of town? Why isn't some of it being located in the Lake? Why is it all in Area 2, Old Town, and along Newark Blvd? It has already been demonstrated, over and over, by both sociologists and urban planners, that moving lower income residents into established lower to lower middle income areas causes a rapid degradation of the area. Don't take my word for it; read the research. Low income housing placed in high income areas does not have this effect; especially when it is spread out through the area.
Tara Adams December 21, 2011 at 07:58 PM
Do you know of a place in the lake Area that has room for low-income housing? No, there's alot more open land on the other side of town. And lets be real, people that live in the Lake Area probably don't want affordable housing near them, which is understandable.Most of Newark is NOT affordable housing. I know this because I've been trying to get a place here, and it has NOT been affordable.


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