UPDATE: Male Struck, Killed by Gunfire in Newark's North Ward

An information request sent to The Essex County Prosecutor's Office regarding a shooting incident that struck and injured a male in Newark's North Ward returned with a confirmed fatality.

According to an official at the prosecutor's office, The Homicide Taskforce is looking into the motive for a shooting that occurred in the 400 block of Summer Avenue just before 10:35 p.m.

Residents dialed 911 after hearing 4-5 loud popping noises that resembled gunfire in the neighborhood.

Officials say when officers arrived at the scene to investigate, they found a severely injured, unconscious and barely responsive male suffering apparent gunshot wounds at that location.

The victim was pronounced dead a short time later, according to The Essex County Prosecutor's Office.

Officials have not released the name of the victim, the motive for the attack or if any arrests have been made at this time.

The investigation remains active, ongoing and its early stages.