1 killed, several shot at Mother’s Day bike fest in NJ
The shooting took place near Springfield Avenue and South 19th
Street during a motorcycle blessing event, according to WABC.
At least three victims injured by gunfire have been taken to a hospital, NJ.com reported.
damn! 4 people shot, one dead at Newark's annual Mother's Day Bike Blessing. i was jus there. something told me to leave. my heart aches!
— maroon (@NyleFort) May 11, 2015
Police told local channel CBS 2 that they believe more than one gunman was involved. The suspects were reportedly riding motorcycles or ATVs.
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— Jettyboy✈ (@Flea_Thvtt) May 11, 2015
Horrified witnesses who saw the body of the reportedly 16-year-old black teen took to social media to decry the crime and express sympathies to the victim’s mother. Hundreds of bikers and onlookers were out in the street at the time of the shooting. Nevertheless, there are still few details available concerning the incident.
They really killed that boy at that bike fest in Newark... On Mother's Day too. That's crazy
— Malachi ♋️ (@Omw_2theNFL) May 11, 2015
Homicide detectives were investigating at the scene, a chief assistant prosecutor with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Thomas S. Fennelly, has confirmed.
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