Two red light cameras shot in Newark
Newark police are searching for whoever shot at two of the city’s red light cameras, the department said in a statement.
Two cameras along Broad Street, at Murray Street and Raymond Boulevard, were damaged by gunfire, police said. No one was injured and no suspects have yet been identified.
In 2009 Newark became the first city in the state to install red light cameras, whose pictures and video are reviewed by officers in the traffic department before a ticket is mailed to a motorist. Newark now has 19 intersections with cameras.
“The Newark Police Department is in the early stages of their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the damaging of two of the city’s red-light photo cameras,” Detective Todd McClendon, a police spokesman, said. “The cameras were struck by apparent gunfire during the early morning hours.”
The cameras were disabled after the shootings.
Newark is home to 19 of the 85 red-light cameras in New Jersey.