NEWARK — A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for fatally shooting a 15-year-old Newark girl on Saturday.

According to the Essex County Sheriff's Office, Haniya Woods was fatally shot and a 25-year-old female was grazed by a bullet. The shooting took place on the 100 block of South 10th Street, police said.

A student at West Side High School who was about to start a new school year, Woods was pronounced dead at 12:55 a.m., according to police.

Iesha Daniels, a teacher's aide at West Side High School told NJ Advance Media that the shooting was "a tragedy" and pointed out that the teen was a member of the school's dance troupe.

In a message on Facebook, Darrell Shoulars, director of West Side Campus Marching Band and Drum Corps offered condolences to Woods' family.

"On behalf of the leadership team and membership of the West Side High School Rough Riders Marching Band and Drum Corps...We extend our deepest condolences and sincere prayers to the family of Hanayah Woods," Shoulars wrote. "We love you Niyah Ncc and you will forever be in our hearts! To the Woods family, my staff and I and the entire West Side Campus Family are here for you during your time of healing and bereavement! We love you and God will see us all through this!

Essex County Crimestoppers is offering up to $10,000 for any tips that lead to an arrest and conviction in the double shooting.

Authorities say anyone with information should call the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

Toniann Antonelli is a social content producer for NJ 101.5. She can be reached at, or on Twitter @ToniRadio1015.

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