An early morning reported shooting has authorities investigating in East Orange.
Police responded to the area or Charles Street at Cottage Place on reports of a shooting with a man down according to reports.
Arriving units located the victim suffering injury from apparent gunfire at that location.
RLS Metro Breaking News could not immediately confirm the condition of the victim as of 5:55 a.m. this morning.
A request for information from the Essex County Prosecutor's Office has been sent.
Residents on the block would only say that the victim lived in the area and is a father.