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East Orange Man Shot Dead in Newark

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose have announced that authorities are investigating a shooting that left a man dead in Newark on Friday afternoon.

According to authorities, the shooting occurred shortly after 3:00 p.m. when Newark police officers were dispatched to the area of 76 Cutler Street on reports of shots fired.

Arriving officers observed a male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

The victim was rushed to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m.

He has been identified as Joshua Smith, 20, of East Orange.

There has been no arrests at this time.