There is a large crime scene established in a section of Newark's Central Ward as police investigate a shooting that has injured two victims at this time.
According to a preliminary investigation, at approximately 4:25 p.m, gunfire rang out in the area of 249 West Kinney Street, sending police to the scene to investigate.
Officers arrived and found a male victim suffering a bullet wound in his chest inside a vehicle at that location.
As police search the area, they found a second victim in the 100 block of Broome unconscious and unresponsive, suffering multiple gunshot wounds.
Police say EMS rushed both victims to University Hospital while police have placed The Essex County Prosecutor's Office on standby.
Authorities are urging residents to avoid the area as they conduct the investigation.
UPDATE 5:14 p.m. One fatality confirmed. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will lead the investigation.