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Man Shot Dead at Housing Complex in East Orange

By rlsmetro on
East Orange

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is leading the investigation into a shooting that killed a man earlier today in East Orange.

Residents at a housing complex on South Oraton Parkway and Chestnut Street were stunned to see a man crouched on the ground suffering bullet wounds before 4:45 p.m.

Police and EMS rushed to the scene and found the unidentified male in the parking lot suffering severe injuries.   

Witnesses said an armed man approached and began to fire multi-rounds at the victim at point-blank range.   

The suspect fled the scene and is at large.   

The investigation is active and ongoing.