Authorities: Man shot, wounded during botched street robbery in northern New Jersey


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IRVINGTON, New Jersey — Authorities say a northern New Jersey man shot and wounded during a botched street robbery should make a full recovery.

The Star-Ledger ( reports that the shooting on Springfield Avenue in Irvington occurred around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. It was the sixth shooting reported in the city this month.

The victim, identified only as a 24-year-old city resident, was shot in the side. He was being treated at a hospital, but further information on the shooting and his wounds were not disclosed.

No arrests have been made.

Citing the recent rash of shootings, city officials recently formed a task force that will investigate all nonfatal shootings, reports of shots fired and armed robberies in Irvington.

Information from: The (Newark, New Jersey) Star-Ledger,

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