Essex County authorities announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon in Newark.
According to authorities, at approximately noon on Thursday, June 10, Newark police officers were dispatched to 100 block of Seymour Avenue on reports of a shooting.
Arriving officers located a male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.
The victim, a 16-year-old male from Newark, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:46 pm.
Officials said the name of the victim is being withheld. But friends in the Newark community call the young man ‘Carlos.’
A wild broad daylight gun battle in that section of Newark had police on the scene searching frantically for victims for over 30 minutes, where they came across this heavily bleeding young man inside the building.
Brick-Avon School was placed on lockdown while the gunman fired multiple rounds in the neighborhood that even penetrated the front door of a house.
No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is active and ongoing.