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UPDATE: Investigation Continues into Fatal Shooting of Woman in Newark's South Ward

By rlsmetro on

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office are actively investigating a shooting that killed a woman in Newark on Friday night.

According to preliminary reports, police were called to the 40's block of Brunswick Street at approximately 7:10 p.m. to investigate a shots fired incident.

Units arrived at the scene and found a female victim bleeding from the face after gunfire rang out at that location.

EMS rushed the woman to University Hospital providing life-saving techniques.

Officials say, Maryann Matthews, 53 died a short time later at University Hospital.

The motive for the shooting is in its early stages of the investigation.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page to assist in her funeral arrangements.

Click **[HERE ](** to assist the family.