East Orange Rings in 2019 with One Dead in Double Shooting

Essex County authorities are investigating a double shooting that left one person dead in East Orange on Tuesday morning.

According to preliminary reports, multiple rounds of gunfire erupted in the vicinity of 178 North 17th Street at approximately 12:50 a.m. sending a host of police officers to the scene where they found an unconscious and unresponsive victim suffering a gunshot wound to the head.

Police searching the area found a female victim suffering a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the foot according to reports.

A vehicle occupied by three to four males reportedly fled the scene immediately after the shooting.

Officer located a car fitting the description in the vicinity of Davis Avenue and Davis Place and detained the occupants, but authorities have not confirmed if the individuals in the vehicle are responsible for the double shooting.

The investigation into the double shooting is in its early stages.