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BREAKING: Man Shot Dead Inside Car in Newark’s South Ward

By rlsmetro on

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has been notified of a shooting incident that has a male victim dead in Newark’s South Ward at this time.

Residents in the area of 156 Grumman Avenue took cover inside homes after they heard nearly a dozen rounds of gunfire in the neighborhood just before 4:20 p.m. 

Police said they received a ShotSpotter activation which prompted police officers’ response. 

Upon arrival, police found the victim suffering bullets in his head and torso inside a car, according to responders. 

Medical professionals pronounced the victim dead at the scene. 

The suspect reportedly fled the scene in a dark-colored BMW. 

The investigation remains active and ongoing.