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UPDATE: Man Found Shot at Newark Pilgrim Village Housing Development Dies


By: Tracie Carter 

Essex County authorities are investigating a deadly shooting at a housing complex in Newark on Thursday evening.   

At approximately 5:20 p.m., police responded to several 911 calls reporting shots fired and a person lying on the ground on the Avon Avenue side of the Pilgrim Village Housing complex.   

Police said officers arrived on the scene and found a severely injured man suffering a gunshot wound to his head.   

The victim, Mr. Rasheed Lee, 35, of Newark, was rushed to University Hospital suffering life-threatening injuries but died from his injuries Friday.   

Residents in the complex told RLS Media they heard two males arguing then gunfire erupted.   

Police found a weapon at the scene but did not confirm who the gun belonged to.   

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will handle the active and ongoing investigation.