Drive By, Two Shot In Newark Hotel Parking Lot Overnight

On January 7, 2021, at about 11:03, Newark Police were dispatched to the Springhill Suites at 402 Ogletown Road for a report of a shooting, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin.

Rubin said arriving officers found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. A short time later, a female victim, who was present with the male victim, discovered that she had also suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. Both victims were transported to an area hospital by ambulance with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Newark Police Detectives and the Evidence Detection Unit were called to the scene to assume the investigation. The preliminary investigation has found that the two victims and a third male were walking through the parking lot of the hotel when they were shot by unknown suspects in a vehicle.

The vehicle is described as a blue sedan, possibly with New Jersey license plates. The vehicle was last seen leaving the scene towards Capitol Trail. Detectives located shell casings at the scene and are interviewing witnesses and reviewing area surveillance cameras.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. W. Anderson at (302) 366-7100 x. 3469 or [email protected].