A man and a teenager from Newark gunned down each other during a fight on a busy street in the city’s South Ward this afternoon, authorities said.
The two had become involved in a “physical altercation that escalated into an exchange of gunfire,” said Newark Police Detective Todd McClendon.
The killings occurred at the corner of Hawthorne Avenue and Huntington Terrace, just two blocks from Mayor Cory Booker’s house and near Route 78.
That makes three homicides this weekend, bringing the total to 21 compared to 33 this time a year ago — a 33% drop that brings comfort to absolutely no one. Maybe it’s time for Mayor Booker to resume his surprise visits through the police stations.