NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – A 12-year-old boy was wounded when someone fired at least one shot into a Newark home during an apparent drive-by shooting, authorities said. The shooting occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Friday at a 17th Avenue home.

The child was inside the home when he was struck by a shot that apparently entered the residence underneath a front window, a city police spokesman said. The boy was treated at a hospital and was later released, but his name and further details on his injuries were not disclosed.

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Officers found the vehicle from which the gun was believed to be fired, but it was unoccupied.

A motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

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