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Fatal Shooting Under Investigation in Newark North Ward

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Police found a weapon at the scene of a shooting that killed a person in Newark's North Ward on Tuesday night. 

According to a preliminary investigation, police responded to reports of shots fired that rang out in the vicinity of Third and Mount Prospect avenues shortly before 11:50 p.m. 

First, responding officers arrived at the scene found a male victim bleeding heavily after suffering gunshot wounds at that location. 

Police say the unidentified, unconscious and unresponsive victim was administered CPR at the scene but died from his injuries a short time later. 

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office was called to the scene and responded to assist in the investigation. 

The motive for the shooting has not been determined at this time.