An 18-year-old woman and three men were shot and wounded on Mission Street in Montclair, shortly before 1 a.m. The group was walking down the street when someone jumped out and fired on the group, police tell News 12. Three of the victims are from Montclair and one is from Newark. The woman, shot in the chest, is in the hospital on a ventilator; the three other male victims in their 20s suffered non-life threatening injuries.
A man walking on Mission Street this morning said he’s lived in Montclair all his 47 years, said the recent spate of shootings is the “worst he has ever seen.” He added that the police substation needs to be returned to the area.
Police say the gunman had his face covered up and fled the scene on foot.
An Eyewitness News reporter spoke to a woman at the scene who said two of the victims had been shot at a few weeks by someone in a car. There was a shooting on Elmwood Ave., near Mission Street, in July. Police do not believe the shooting was a random attack.