DEVELOPING ORANGE NJ: Fatal Injuries Reported for Victim of Orange Gunfire

Essex County authorities are investigating an early morning shooting that severely injured a person in Orange.

Details are developing regarding what transpired during the incident, but according to a preliminary investigation, shots fired sent police to the vicinity of 329 Central Avenue at around 5:30 a.m. where officers arrived to find the unidentified, unconscious and unresponsive victim suffering gunshot wounds at that location.

We could not confirm a fatality as of 5:50 a.m. but detectives for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office were called to the scene to assist in the investigation.

The investigation into the shooting is in its early stages and is active and ongoing.

UPDATE 6:48 A.M. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has confirmed this as a homicide investigation for one (1) male victim.