UPDATE: Bullet That Fatally Struck 10-Year-Old Boy Was Fired from Gun by Juvenile Inside House
An early Saturday morning shooting that left a 10-year-old boy dead in a Newark house was fired from inside the house and not the result of a stray bullet according to a source familiar with the active investigation.
According to the source, authorities are looking closely into whether another child, who was also inside the apartment, was the actual shooter.
Gunfire erupted in the teen's block of South 19th Street at around 1:20 a.m. sending police to the scene where a search of the area had officers finding a person inside a house unconscious and unresponsive suffering a gunshot injury.
According to a spokesperson for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, the victim was rushed to University Hospital where they died a short time later.
Authorities from the Essex County Prosecutor's Office would not release the name of the victim, but according to residents who are familiar with the family, the boy is a resident of Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania and was visiting the South 19th Street home on Saturday.
It is not clear where the weapon came from.
The age of the suspected juvenile has not been released.
Police are investigating.