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Police Say Shooting on Civic Terrace Avenue Was Gang-Related

Victim, 18, expected to survive after being shot in lower abdomen at 2:20 a.m. Friday.

Bay City News — Police in Newark are investigating a Friday morning shooting that appears to be gang-related.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting on Civic Terrace Avenue at about 2:20 a.m. Friday, police said. An 18-year-old man who was hit in his lower abdomen by gunfire had already been taken to Washington Hospital Healthcare System in Fremont by his friends before officers arrived, according to police.

He is expected to survive, police said.

The shooting appears to be gang-related and the Newark police Major Crimes Task Force is continuing to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Newark police at (510) 578-4237 or anonymously to (510) 578-4000, ext. 500. 

Raphael April 01, 2013 at 07:00 PM
These baby gang bangers have gotta go.This happen near City Hall.It is gettin to the point where I don't feel safe here.
LivedinNewarktolong April 01, 2013 at 07:24 PM
I thought the Mayor said Newark doesn't have a gang problem, doesn't that make you feel safer?
NewBomb Turk April 01, 2013 at 07:45 PM
No one feels safe in Newark. When our children grow up and move on, so will most of us. When we waste time talking about what store should replace the one that has closed it is a waste of time. We have far more important things to worry about. Little thugs are climbing in our Dog doors and we are being terrorized where ever we go.Our wives and children are not safe. Cmon, the Dog door? Dogs don't even scare them off. Nothing we are seeing from our city is making us believe it will change. It will be nice to watch the uncontrolable Wild West from a distance since no one hears our crys for help.
Nadja Adolf April 01, 2013 at 07:52 PM
Actually, contrary to mythology, the Wild West was quieter and safer than the NYC of the era. The mining camps were violent - but they had nothing on Five Points and Hell's Kitchen. The sole purpose of our civic leaders seems to be in taking bad advice from staff members - and cutting deals that enrich cronies while neglecting the quality of life in the city. We just lost another family; they have left Newark for better schools and less crime; and their house has become yet another absentee owner rental.
James Nelson April 01, 2013 at 09:10 PM
I already mob across Newark with Body Armor (Ballistic & Stab Resistant), not because I'm afraid but because I gotta protect my investment (Camera Gear). Anyone actively targeting me will HAVE to be a decent shot at Moderate to Long Range, once they are close enough they become fair game. ;) I used to only wear Protection when I was in certain areas of Newark such as Old Newark, now I just wear it all the time. I don't pretend it makes me invincible, but it does improve my chances of surviving an Attack and that's the point. If you can Splurge, grab some Armor!

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