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Shooting at NJ Mother's Day event leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

One person was dead and three others were injured after a shooting on Sunday, May 10 at an annual Mother’s Day motorcycle rally in Newark, officials said.

CBS New York

NEWARK, N.J. -- Officials say that police are looking for a suspect after a teenager was killed and three others were injured near an annual Mother's Day motorcycle rally in Newark, according to CBS New York.

Around 7:45 p.m. Sunday evening, shots were fired near 19th Avenue and 16th Street near the "Blessing of the Bikes" event, according to the station. The annual bike event was reportedly being held a few blocks away.

A witness told CBS New York that eight to 12 shots were fired seemingly at random. A 15-year-old boy was gunned down, being shot multiple times in the head. Three other people were also injured, reports the station.

Keona Campbell told the station that she performed CPR on the teenage victim. He was pronounced dead at University Hospital.

The other three victims were treated there for apparent non-life threatening injuries, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Fennelly told CBS New York.

Police believe there was more than one gunman either on ATVs or motorcycles, the station reported.

"The guy started doing wheelies in the middle of the street. And as he was doing the wheelies one guy with the white shirt -- it was a guy that was driving in a black shirt and a guy in the back with a white shirt, they both open fire at that time," Campbell told CBS New York.

Despite a large police presence, Mayor Ras Baraka told the station that the event should not have been approved. Over 2,000 people had showed up and the city couldn't have handled an event of that size.

Meanwhile, no arrests have been made and there is no word on a motive.