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UPDATE: Gunman Shoots 32-Year-Old Man Dead in Newark’s West Ward


Newark--Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a double shooting that resulted on one death.

Officials say Mr. Neal Jacobs, 32, of Newark was shot in the area of 96 Lindsley Avenue and a second male was also shot.

According to police both males were transported to University Hospital where Jacobs was pronounced dead at 8:15 PM and the other victim survived.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

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.