UPDATE: 17-Year-Old Boy Shot Dead in Newark’s North Ward

Newark --- Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a double shooting that resulted in the death of 17-year-old boy in Newark.

Police say Jabari Montplaisir, 17 of Newark was pronounced dead at the scene a gunfire erupted on a street in the city’s North Ward.

According to police , an 18-year-old, who was also shot, was transported to University Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Police would not release his name at this time.

The shooting occurred at approximately 11:55 pm in the 700 block of Broadway, near Grafton Avenue.

Authorities say at this time, no arrests have been made.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information should contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.