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UPDATE: Man Shot Dead Inside East Orange Park

By rlsmetro on
East Orange

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has confirmed a shooting with one person killed inside a park in East Orange overnight. 

Residents near Elmwood Park told RLS Media that they heard gunfire inside the park and then saw a severely wounded and heavily bleeding man stumble from the premises neighborhood. 

The unidentified victim then fell facedown in front of one of the homes across from Elmwood Park. 

Police and EMS arrived at the scene and taped off the entrances to the park after locating the victim and a crime scene. 

Authorities said the man was pronounced dead a short time later. Firefighters were observed hosing down multiple pools of blood inside the park, in the street, and on the sidewalk where the victim fell. 

According to residents, several men were heard in a loud dispute near the fieldhouse before gunfire rang out. 

The investigation into the shooting remains active and ongoing. 

No arrests have been reported.