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2 children, 1 woman stabbed to death in Newark attack, 3 others injured

NEWARK, N.J. -- Authorities say three people were fatally stabbed at a Newark home during an attack that left three other people injured.

The stabbings occurred around 4 p.m. Saturday at a Hedden Terrace residence. But it’s not clear what prompted the attack or if anyone has been arrested. 

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said an 8-year-old girl, 11-year-old boy and 23-year-old woman were killed, and two 13-year-olds — one boy and one girl — and a 29-year-old woman were wounded, CBS New York reports

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Authorities initially reported seven people had been stabbed overall, but they later said there were six victims. The names of those killed and details on the injuries suffered by the other victims weren’t immediately disclosed. 

Essex County’s major crimes task force and city police are investigating the stabbings. Investigators blocked off the street where the stabbings occurred, and several nearby residents gathered to watch as the investigation unfolded. 

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