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UPDATE: 41-Year-Old Irvington Woman Shot Dead in Newark West Ward Triple Shooting


By: Richard L. Smith 

Essex County authorities reported that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating a shooting last night in Newark that left one woman dead and two injured.


According to Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Spokesman Robert Florida, on May 22, at 8:08 p.m., police were notified of a shooting on the 900 block of 18th Avenue in Newark.

A gunman arrived at the location and fired nearly two dozen rounds before fleeing the scene. 

Florida said Newsrk Police found Mrs. Latoya Miller-Kone, 41, of Irvington, suffering apparently from gunshot wounds.

She was transported to University Hospital and pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m.

Authorities said two other shooting victims, a man from East Orange and a woman from Newark, were treated at the hospital for nonfatal injuries.

The investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

Calls will be kept confidential.