UPDATE: Man Shot Dead on 39th Street in Irvington Township

There is a homicide investigation underway for a deadly shooting that occurred in a section of Irvington Township.

According to a preliminary investigation, gunfire rang out in the 50's block of 39th Street just before midnight. When police arrived at the scene, they taped off the area after finding the victim, Mr. Maurice Stevens, suffering a gunshot wound at that location.

Police say the victim was transported to University Hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead by medical professionals a short time later.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is leading the investigation and no arrests have been reported.

The motive for the shooting has not been determined at this time.