Shooting Kills 2 Teens, Wounds 1

Two deadly shootings mere miles apart on Christmas.

Newark officials say two teenagers were shot and killed and a third was in critical condition after a shooting in the North Jersey city.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Police Director Samuel A. DeMaio say a 13-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy were fatally shot Christmas night. Both were pronounced dead at a local hospital. They say a third young victim has been hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

The names of the victims have not been released.

The Star-Ledger newspaper reports that the shootings happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday in a neighborhood not far from Interstate 78 and Irvington, a neighboring city.

The shootings wrapped up a bloody Christmas in the area. Three men were fatally shot and two other men were wounded early Christmas morning at an Irvington "Go-Go" club.

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