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UPDATE: Man Shot Dead After Leaving Newark East Ward Bar

By rlsmetro on

 Essex County authorities announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Mr. Diogo Pranto, 30, of Newark.

According to officials, on Sunday, May 15, Newark Police Officers responded to the 100 block of Murray Street in the City of Newark at approximately 4 am where they discovered the victim.

He was transferred to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead  at 7:13 am. 

Sources told RLS Media that Pranto, a Portuguese American, reportedly left a bar in Newark's Ironbound section shortly before being murdered.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

No arrests have been made. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

Calls will be kept confidential.