Police have a crime scene established and an investigation underway into a shooting with a child injured in East Orange at this time.
Officers responded to reports of shots fired in the area of 18 Lincoln Street around 3:22 p.m.
Units arrived and found a teenage boy, around 15 years old, suffering from bullet wounds at that location.
The unconscious and unresponsive boy was administered CPR and then rushed to University Hospital, where he remains in severe condition.
Police believe an armed black male with dreads approached the victim and began firing.
No other injuries have been reported.
UPDATE: This is a confirmed homicide investigation. Victim pronounced dead around 3:45 p.m.