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UPDATE: 54-Year-Old Man Shot Dead on South 9th Street in Newark

By rlsmetro on

Officials at the Essex County Prosecutor's Office are on the search for suspects who opened fire on a man then left him on a Newark Street to die on Sunday night.

Investigators at the prosecutor's office have not confirmed a motive for the incident, but they are looking into the possibility that Mr. Patrick Wollinston, 54, of Newark was the victim of a robbery by several suspects.

According to a brief statement released by Newark authorities, at approximately 11 p.m., police responded to the vicinity of South 9th Street near 13th Avenue after receiving reports of shots fired in the area.

Several police units arrived in the area and began to canvass for a victim and crime scene. Police say they found Mr. Wollingston suffering severe injuries shortly after their arrival.

At approximately 5:20 a.m., Monday, The Essex County Prosecutor's Office confirmed with RLS Media that Mr. Wollingston was 'deceased on arrival' and the investigation into his death is in its early stages.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide Task Force has taken over the investigation. No arrests have been made.