Essex Prosecutor Investigates Fatal South 9th Street Shooting in Newark

There is an active and ongoing investigation underway into a shooting that left a male dead in Newark during the overnight hours.

According to a brief statement released from the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, police responded to reports of shots fired that rang out in the 200 block of Sout 9th Street before 11 p.m.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found an unconscious and unresponsive person suffering bullet wounds on the sidewalk near 13th Avenue at that location.

The unidentified male was pronounced dead a short time later by medical professionals.

Detectives for The Essex County Prosecutor's Office are leading the investigation and there are no reports of suspects arrested at this time.

The motive for the shooting is under investigation.

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