A 13-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy were killed and one other teen was injured in a shooting in Newark on Christmas night.
The two deceased teens are believed to be the victims of a double homicide, Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio said in a release.
Authorities have not indicated what led to the shooting.
Family of the unidentified teens say the victims were not the intended targets.
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The two teens were pronounced dead at University Hospital before 11 p.m. Wednesday.
A third victim was in critical but stable condition.
On Christmas Eve, the same hospital treated the victims of a bar shooting that left three men dead and two others wounded.
The manager and son of the owner of Slick's Go-Go Bar, Pierre Clervoyant Jr., 34, along with Woodley Daniel, 32, a bouncer at the bar, and a third victim, Mushir Cureton, 27, were pronounced dead on Dec. 25.
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“It appears the gunman was trying to enter the bar armed and was stopped by the bouncer,” Chief Anthony Ambrose of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said in a stamement.