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Teens Killed on Christmas

(Courtesy: New York Post)

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(AURN/AP) -- Police are investigating the Christmas night shooting deaths of a boy and a girl as murders in New Jersey's largest city reached 100 for the first year since 2006.

Newark police say a 13-year-old and 14-year-old were killed in a shooting that has also left a third young victim hospitalized in critical but stable condition. Shaheedah Frazier, the mother of the wounded teen, says her son is unable to breathe on his own. Frazier tells reporters that a friend of her son's says they were on the porch of the family's three-story house when a gunman wearing a ski mask came up the steps and started firing.

Police haven't released a motive.

Newark police reported 96 homicides through Dec. 8. At least four more have been reported since.

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