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Stabbing at Newark Square is Gang-Related, Police Say

The condition of the victim is unknown.

Tuesday night's at the Newark Square Shopping Center that critically injured an 18-year-old Newark man is gang-related, Cmdr. Mike Carroll of the Newark Police said Thursday.

No other details about the incident were released, but Carroll did say that the investigation of the stabbing has been forwarded to the Alameda County Major Crimes Task Force.

Police said the began investigating the stabbing just before 8 p.m. Tuesday and learned the man had been stabbed multiple times.

Carroll said Wednesday that the victim's injuries are life-threatening but did not have an update on his condition Thursday afternoon.

The stabbing occurred the same night that a gang-related, drive-by shooting occurred, police said.

About six shots were fired into a home on the 6300 block of Mirabeau Drive around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, police said. No injuries were reported.

Carroll said police are still working to determine whether the two incidents are related.

But while both the stabbing and shooting are gang-related, Carroll did note that "gang-related crimes have dropped by 70 percent n Newark since 2008."

No suspect information is available in either incident.

Any person with any information concerning any crime can contact the Newark Police Department's non-emergency line at 510-578-4237 or can call the Silent Witness Hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.

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Alex May 19, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Gangs in Newark. High level gangs as in Richmond and Southwest LA. Or low level gangs as in Livermore. Or is it behind door gangs such as they have in New York. Please everyone post a reply on what constitutes a gang in Newark?
J. Conseco May 21, 2012 at 08:27 AM
Alex, you hit the nail on the head. This "gang related" mumbo jumbo is starting to piss me off. So some degenerate retard tweaker commits an assault. What does it mean? Look out 4 the gangmembers! You might get shot in the leg.
Donnie Brasco May 22, 2012 at 03:35 AM
Take a walk around the hot spots in Newark and tell me what you think.
J. Conseco May 22, 2012 at 07:47 AM
Brasco, I've lived in this town longer than you have been alive and you already know what I think. So where are these deplorable "Hotspots" you are refering to? Maybe I'll hire a bodygaurd. The last time I crossed the tracks I had to change my diaper.
Alex May 22, 2012 at 10:51 AM
Hot spots? Are we talking where we can meet people Newark? The Newark police are just trying to receive more funding. Are the gangs from outside of Newark entering our "turf". The Police are using scare tactics to justify funding and are just causing reducing values of our properties.

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