Man Found Shot Dead on South Orange Avenue in Newark

The Essex County Prosector's Office has launched an investigation into a shooting that left a man dead in Newark's West Ward Friday morning.

In the second homicide that occurred, at the same location within hours apart, police responded to reports of shots fired at the intersection of North Munn and South Orange Avenue just before 6:30 a.m.

When units arrived at the scene, they found an unconscious and unresponsive male suffering a bullet wound in his head.

Authorities said the unidentified victim was pronounced dead a short time later.

Essex County Prosecutor's Office officials are trying to determine if the fatal shooting is connected to a violent stabbing that killed a man at that location just before 2 a.m.

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In that incident, officials said Mr. Quan Williams, 35, of Linden, was brutally stabbed near the intersection then made his way to East Orange General Hospital.

He was pronounced dead at 2:17 a.m. authorities said.

Authorities are actively investigating both incidents and no arrested have been reported.