UPDATE: East Orange, Newark Men Shot Dead in Newark's South Ward

Newark -- Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office are investigating a shooting that has resulted in two deaths.

Authorities said four people were shot in the area of 12 Pennsylvania Avenue shortly before 6:30 p.m.

One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said a second victim was pronounced dead at University Hospital.

Two other males were treated and released from the hospital after they sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities identified the dead as Nigel Farrell, 26, of East Orange and Darnell Holmes, 20, of Newark.

Police said Two other East Orange men, ages 25 and 28, were shot but survived.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

Pennsylvania Avenue, Newark, NJ