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Fatal Shooting Under Investigation in Newark's South Ward

By rlsmetro on

There is an active investigation underway into a shooting that left one person dead in Newark's South Ward during the overnight hours.

Gunfire erupted in the 100 block of Hobson Street at approximately 10:30 p.m. sending police to the scene where they arrived to find a male victim suffering gunshot wounds at that location.

The unidentified severely injured male was pronounced dead a short time later.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Officer were called to the scene to lead the investigation.

The motive for the shooting has not been determined at this time. Officials say the investigation into the shooting is in its early stages.