Authorities Identify Newark Fatal Shooting Victims; East Orange Man Identified as One of the Victims

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Police Director Eugene Venable announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide / Major
Crimes Task Force and the Newark Police are in the early stages of investigating 2 homicides.

According to authorities, last night at approximately 9pm, Hassan E. Chatmon, 28, of East Orange was fatally shot in the 400 block of Central Avenue in a parking lot.

Authorities said he was transported to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later .

According to authorities, at approximately 2 a.m., Ernest Matthews, 25, of Newark was fatally shot in the 200 block of Irvine Turner Blvd.

At this time no suspects have been arrested and the motive is unclear in both homicides authorities said.

Irvine Turner Boulevard, Newark, NJ