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Six Murders In Newark This Week

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Newark, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Six people were killed in Newark over the holiday break. Two teens ages 13 and 14 were shot and killed on Christmas day. Less than 24 hours before that three men were fatally shot at a go-go club in Irvington and an 18 year old honor student was killed on Saturday at a party.

These incidents bring the yearly homicide count in Newark to over 100 so far for 2013 with a couple of days still left before the New Year.

Acting Mayor Luis Quintana has not released a statement regarding these murders, but he was very adamant about doing things very differently than his predecessor Cory Booker in order to make sure these incidents don’t happen under his watch.

At this time there a few candidates who have voiced their interest in running for mayor of Newark and it seems that the city needs to elect someone to office who will come in and do something about the ongoing violence.

Senator Steve Sweeney chimed in via Twitter about New Jersey’s gun laws and said: “Gun violence anywhere must end. Gov. should’ve signed background check bill. Must keep guns away from those who shouldn’t have.”


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