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UPDATE: Man Killed in Newark Shooting Near Daycare Center


By: Richard L. Smith 

Detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor's Office and Newark Police are looking for an unidentified gunman who shot and killed a man near a daycare center in Newark Monday afternoon. 

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It happened around 3:45 p.m. in the vicinity of 311 South 6th Street. 

Police responded to reports of shots fired, and when officers arrived, they found a man suffering a bullet wound in his head at that location. 

According to The Essex County Prosecutor's Office, doctors pronounced the victim died a short time later. 

The shooting forced school and daycare center officials to immediately rush students back into the building and conduct a lockdown procedure until authorities cleared the neighborhood. 

The gunman fled the scene and remained at large. 

No other injuries were reported.