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Two Shot with One Dead After Gunfire Erupts in Newark South Ward Neighborhood

By rlsmetro on

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office are looking into the motive behind a shooting that killed a man on a street in Newark's South Ward on Sunday night. 

According to police, at approximately 8:45 p.m., a gunman arrived in the vicinity of 39 Fabyan Place and began to fire multiple rounds in the direction of two males. 

Police say units arrived at the scene and found an unconscious and unresponsive man lying on the ground suffering bullet wounds and a second person was struck in the leg at that location.

According to police, both victims were rushed to University Hospital, where the severely injured male was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police say the victim struck in the leg by gunfire is expected to recover.

Detectives at the scene found just under a dozen shell casings at the scene as they canvassed for evidence. The suspect fled the scene and remains at-large.