BREAKING NEWARK NJ: Woman Shot Dead in Newark

There are life threatening injuries reported for a shooting that has at least three people struck at this time in Newark.

Multiple rounds of gunfire rang out in the 700 block of South 19th Street before 5:45 p.m. sending a large contingency of emergency responders to the scene where they found the victims shot at that location.

A female victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head and is being rushed to University Hospital in critical condition. This woman was pronounced dead a short time later.

Two other victims suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds according to preliminary reports.

There is a crime scene established and an active investigation underway.

There is no suspect information at this time.

Please avoid the area for the police investigation.


UPDATE 6:39 pm The Essex County Prosecutor's Office are on the scene assisting in the investigation.

UPDATE 7:33 pm Innocent bystander returning home from work, killed.

UPDATE 10:13 pm: A fourth victim has arrived at University Hospital by private vehicle. Non-life threatening injuries.

South 19th Street, Newark, NJ