UPDATE: 18-Year-Old Shot Dead in Newark's North Ward; Four Other Victims Shot

Essex County authorities announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the shooting of five individuals that left one person dead.

Officials say on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at approximately 12:54 am, Mr. Tyrese McNeil, 18, of Newark and four other males were shot in the area of 186 North 12th Street in Newark.

All five were transported to University Hospital. McNeil was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1:21 am today.

The four other males survived. Officials at the victims are hospitalized in stable condition.

The other victims include a 31-year-old from Irvington and three other males ages, 26, 20 and 19 all from Newark.

No arrests have been made.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877 TIPS- 4EC or 1-877-847-7432. All calls will be kept confidential.