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Fatal Shooting of Senior Man Under Investigation in Hawthorne


By: Jackie Amorine 

Passaic County officials are investigating a shooting incident that left a senior man dead in Hawthorne Saturday evening. 

Officers responded to reports of shots fire that rang at an address in the 70's block of Sherman Avenue around 7:05 p.m. 

Upon arrival, police found the severely injured elderly male suffering a single gunshot wound at that location. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel. 

Police believe the shooting was self-inflicted and no one else was involved in the incident. 

The investigation is active.