Newark police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the Saturday evening shooting death of a 15-year-old Newark youth and a 17-year-old Newark youth in what officials believe may have been a targeted shooting.
Raheem Neal, 15, was pronounced dead at 9:30 p.m. The 17-year-old youth, whom authorities did not identify, was in stable condition, according to a news release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio.
The teens were shot in the 200 block of Court Street around 6:45 p.m. and transported to University Hospital, authorities said Sunday.
The Essex County Prosecutor's Major Crimes Task Force is investigating.
Police are asking anyone with information to call detectives at (877) 847-7432 or (973) 621-4586.