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Man Shot Dead Near Cemetery in Newark’s West Ward


By: Richard L. Smith 

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has launched an investigation into a shooting that tragically left one male victim dead in Newark's West Ward, specifically in the Fairmont section.

The incident occurred early Sunday morning in the 300 block of Grove Street, near the Fairmont Cemetery.AfAccording to residents who spoke to RLS Media, the quiet of the early morning was shattered by multiple rounds of gunfire, prompting immediate calls to 911.

Upon their arrival, police officers discovered an unidentified victim suffering from gunshot wounds.

Despite their efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the shooting stemmed from a heated and unexplained argument involving several individuals.

The exact circumstances that led to the gunfire are still under investigation.

County officials have confirmed the fatality but have not released any further details about the victim, maintaining the need for discretion in these early stages of the investigation.AdThe suspect, or suspects involved in this tragic incident, fled the scene and remain at large.

Law enforcement agencies are actively searching for those responsible, urging anyone with information to come forward.

This shooting has raised concerns in the Fairmont community, known for its proximity to the historic Fairmont Cemetery.

The incident marks a somber moment for the area and has prompted a renewed focus on addressing gun violence in Newark, which has seen about five murders since 2024 rang in.

As the investigation is still in its initial stages, authorities have not provided more information.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office, along with local law enforcement, is working diligently to uncover the details of this incident and bring those responsible to justice.