The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has taken over the investigation into a shooting that left a male victim dead in a section of East Orange on Tuesday night.
According to preliminary information from authorities, just before 9:40 p.m., police responded to reports of shots fired that erupted in the vicinity of 112 Lincoln Street.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a severely injured, unconscious and unresponsive male suffering bullet wounds at that location.
Officials say medical personnel attempted CPR on the victim before they rushed him to University Hospital for treatment. The unidentified male died at the hospital a short time later.
According to authorities, the suspect approached the victim and began firing at him during the incident.
The investigation is in the early stages and no arrests have been reported.