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.