The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is leading the investigation into a shooting that left a man dead at a gas station in Irvington Township Wednesday night.
The circumstances behind what prompted the shooting is under an active and ongoing investigation and few details have surfaced regarding the motive.
According to preliminary information obtained by RLS Media, at approximately 10:30 p.m., gunfire rang out at a gas station at the intersection of Grove Street and 16th Avenue.
Rapid responding officer arrived at the scene and found the unidentified male suffering bullet wounds at that location. The victim was pronounced dead by medical professionals a short time later.
Sources told RLS Media that the victim is an employee of the gas station and around 25-years-old
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has not confirmed if the situation resulted from a commercial robbery at this time.
Sources say the victim was not working during the shooting.
No other injuries were reported.