DEVELOPING IRVINGTON: Shooting Victim Critical in Irvington Township

UPDATE ECPO 8:58PM: This is a confirmed homicide investigation for a male victim.

There are life-threatening injuries reported for one person who was struck by bullets at a location in Irvington this evening.

According to preliminary reports, gunfire rang out in the vicinity of Springfield Avenue and 40th Street just before 6:50 p.m.

Police arrived at the scene and found the unidentified person unconscious and unresponsive at that location.

The victim was rushed to University Hospital in Newark for treatment according to police.

Residents in the area said they have continuously reported to police sounds of gunfire on several occasions in the last two week but authorities have not reported back to them their findings.

There is an active and ongoing investigation.

No arrests have been made.