updated 7/12/2011 8:48:52 AM ET 2011-07-12T12:48:52

A 15-year-old was killed and 12 others were wounded in shootings across Newark, New Jersey, on Monday evening, according to local reports.

Eight people in a residential driveway were shot, one fatally, at 10 p.m. after a car stopped and opened fire, The Star-Ledger reported. The surviving seven victims, aged 12 to 32, were taken to University Hospital in Newark, according to the newspaper.

"It was definitely a targeted incident directed at these people in the driveway," Acting Police Director Samuel DeMaio told the paper.

Many bullet casing lay on the ground of the driveway after the shooting. Police said it was unclear if they belonged to the attacker or attackers or to the group originally fired on.

Three men and a woman were wounded in downtown Newark about four hours earlier, according to the Star-Ledger. Officials expected them to survive, the newspaper reported.

Another woman was hit in the buttocks in a separate incident on Monday evening.

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