Authorities: Youth accidentally shot, killed boy in Newark

Ebony Scott
March 21, 2017

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka issued a statement Monday confirming the details of the killing and identifying the dead child as Josiah Coleman.

The tragic incident occurred inside a third-floor apartment in Newark, New Jersey, after the boy had travelled from Pennsylvania with his mother to attend the family party.

Authorities say a 10-year-old boy killed in Newark Saturday was apparently shot accidentally by another juvenile. The investigation is still ongoing.

Mayor Ras Baraka, in response to a 10-year-old boy being shot by another boy inside his grandfather's home, is calling for stricter gun control. It has also not been revealed how the 11-year-old gained access to the gun.

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The case is still being investigated by Newark police and the Essex County Prosecutors Office.

"Despite the work of the Newark Police Division to take 500 guns off our streets past year, guns of all kinds continue to flow into Newark along the interstates and back roads". We need strong national gun control.

The mayor called on congress for stronger gun control to help make the streets safer.

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