Life Threatening Injuries for Man Shot near East Orange Park

An investigation is underway into a shooting that happened in the city overnight that left a man seriously injured near a park in the city. 

Police responded to Rowley Park located at North Arlington Ave. and William Street for reports of shots fired  at around 10 p.m. 

Upon arrival, police found a male victim unconscious and unresponsive inside the park. 

Residents in the area said that the park is heavily occupied daily by children and families daily but noted that police actively close and remove everyone from the park at around 8 p.m. 

The identity of the victim and the circumstances behind the shooting is under investigation. 

We will bring you additional information as it becomes available. 

William Street, North Arlington Ave., East Orange, NJ