The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has taken over the investigation into a shooting that caused fatal injuries to a male in an East Orange neighborhood this afternoon.
According to a preliminary investigation, residents in the area of Park Avenue and Lincoln Street dialed 911 after hearing gunfire rang out just before 2:05 p.m.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a male victim suffering bullet wounds at that location.
Essex County officials said the unidentified victim died at the scene. There are unconfirmed reports that the victim is around the age of 15-years-old.
Police have the area taped off and are canvassing the scene for evidence and other possible victims.
The motive for the shooting is under investigation.