Three people were seriously injured when gunfire erupted outside a northern Newark  restaurant.

Shooting at Newark IHOP restaurant (WABC TV)

Authorities say the shootings occurred around 3 a.m. Saturday at an IHOP. Further details were not immediately disclosed, but witnesses say the shootings occurred shortly after a fight broke out inside the restaurant.

Essex County prosecutors say one of the shooting victims is hospitalized in "grave condition," while the other two were in critical condition. The victims' names have not been disclosed.

The shootings are under investigation by the prosecutor's office, the county's Major Crimes Task Force and Newark Police.


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