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Newark Man Shot to Death

A man was shot to death in Newark late Friday night, police said Saturday.

Officers responded at 10:58 p.m. to a report of gunshots heard in the area of the 7700 block of Wells Avenue and found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, according to police.

The man was subsequently declared dead, police said. Newark police detectives are investigating the incident as a homicide, according to police.

"We don't normally have problems," Newark resident Robin Smith said. "I leave stuff outside all the time too, we don't even have problems with people taking stuff. Our neighborhood is kind of good where we're at ... I hope this doesn't change anything."

Officers don't think the incident was a random act.

The victim hasn't been identified yet, police said. The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Newark police Sgt. David Higbee at (510) 578-4962 or via email at david.higbee@newark.org or Detective Jennifer Bloom at (510) 578-4931 or via email at Jennifer.bloom@newark.org.

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