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UPDATE: East Orange Resident Shot Multiple Times, Killed in Newark’s South Ward

By rlsmetro on
Newark

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has taken the lead in a shooting that killed a man jn Newark’s South Ward overnight.   

Police responded to reports of shots fired in the 20’s  block of Ridgewood  Avenue just before 11:45 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found Mr. Wayne Jones, 41, barely alive after suffering multiple gunshot wounds.   

He was rushed to Univeristy Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead around 3:12 a.m. 

Police canvassed the scene and found a second person suffering a single bullet wound who is expected to survive. 

The motive for the shooting is under investigation and no arrests have been reported.