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Four People Shot, Masked Gunman on the Loose

18-year-old woman and three others wounded early Tuesday morning on Mission Street.

A quiet Mission Street at about 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6. Photo credit: Craig McCarthy
A quiet Mission Street at about 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6. Photo credit: Craig McCarthy
Written By Mike Pignataro and Craig McCarthy

An 18-year-old woman and three men were shot on Mission Street early Tuesday morning.

The 18-year-old woman was most seriously hurt after being struck in the chest, according to ABC. The three men were struck in their arm, leg and backside, according to the report.

Update: Police identify three of the four victims. The woman was in serious condition and the three men were listed as stable Tuesday afternoon.

Initial reports indicate the group was targeted in the attack.

The female victim is believed to be the same person who was targeted in a daytime shooting last month on Elmwood Avenue, according to Derrick Davison, who lives about a block away from Tuesday morning's shooting.

The male and female, both 18, were not injured in the July 24 shooting on Elmwood Avenue, police said.

Montclair Detective Bureau Commander Det./Lt. Angel Roman said one or both of the teens were targeted in the shooting.

Witnesses were only able to provide a vague description of the gunman, who remains at-large.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office could not immediately confirm if the woman was involved in both shootings.

In Tuesday morning's shooting, the 18-year-old woman and three others were walking down Mission Street when the gunman jumped out and opened fire before running away at about 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to News12.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said a motive had not been determined as of Tuesday morning.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit has joined the investigation with the Montclair Police Department.

No further details were immediately released.

This is the most recent of several Montclair shootings.

While police are still investigating the Elmwood Avenue shooting from last month, two people have been charged in connection with a June shooting on Mission Street where a man was wounded in the leg.
c August 06, 2013 at 08:39 AM
We need more gun laws which criminals and thugs don't obey. If the cops ever catch the perps, they will let them out to do it again. How bout enforcement of the current laws so these perps won't do it again?
Joseph David August 06, 2013 at 09:28 AM
Twelve years ago my old roommate and I drove up to Montclair for the first time to look at apartments for college. The first we one we had on our list was on Mission Street. It was the worst street in the town then and it is the worst street in the town now. All these shootings this year are getting ridiculous. Can we put a police substation with actual officers in Montclair's ghetto? Or can we finally just raze every house in that area and start from scratch. The mayor and council want to build a new municipal complex...and senior citizen housing? What better way to finally fix this town than to get rid of it's ghetto and just put it there?
WC August 06, 2013 at 09:39 AM
I think we need a "Calm-unity Meeting" Maybe that will help.
michael woods August 06, 2013 at 09:59 AM
I feel the Police needs to manage this problem. They need to go back to the management model used by previous Chiefs. They had officers assigned to that area and Pine St area. The officers got to know the neighborhood, the people coming and going, and address real complaints from the good people of that neighborhood. So I would recommend to the Chief to reassign the officers doing traffic enforcement and make the Township safe. Although they will loose money from ticket revenue and he may not gleam in the eyes of the town officials, but maybe lives will be saved. So Chief, do the right thing.
Tom August 07, 2013 at 12:25 AM
Hey I got a great idea! How about a March! That always works
Michael Kinzig August 07, 2013 at 08:21 AM
so what???
Michael Kinzig August 07, 2013 at 08:23 AM
self extermination...that's the ticket.
Tom August 07, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Stop and Frisk? Oh no... That would be too simple

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