Officers were dispatched to the 14th Avenue and Six Nam Road area just after 2:00 pm in response to ShotSpotter’s announcement. Then, they were told that a 1 year old child had gone to the local hospital with gunshot wounds.
The Newark Department of Public Safety said a video of a 1-year-old’s mother, Tytaneisha Wilder, pointed a pistol at a group of people she was arguing with. Then the 16-year-old is believed to have opened fire on Wilder.
The teenager was arrested on Saturday and faces a number of crimes, including heavier attacks and illegal possession of weapons.
Wilder, of East Orange, is also facing a number of charges, including endangering a child’s rights, assaulting more heavily, and illegal possession of weapons.
The 1-year-old is believed to be in stable condition, public safety officials said.