NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey authorities have few clues and no real leads in the execution-style slaying of three young college students at a schoolyard in Newark.
The sister of one of the murder victims survived the Saturday night attack and is listed in fair condition at a local hospital, The New York Times reported Monday.
Essex County Prosecutor Paula T. Dow said the four were listening to music and hanging out in the schoolyard when they were approached by the killers.
Terrance Aeriel, 18, Deshawn Harvey and Ofemi Hightower, 20, were lined up against a wall and each was shot once in the head.
Natasha Aeriel, 19, who was standing 30 feet away, was shot near the ear, the Times said.
Some neighborhood residents told police that they saw a group of men running from the school shortly after hearing the gunshots.
Authorities are investigating whether the murders may have been connected to gang activity.
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