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UPDATE : Newark Male Found Struck Multiple Times by Gunfire Dies

By rlsmetro on
Newark

By: Richard L. Smith 

Essex County authorities are investigating a shooting incident that left a male victim dead in Newark Tuesday afternoon. 

According to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Newark Police responded to reports of shots fired near 139 Clinton Avenue. 

A ShotSpotter device detected over 15 rounds in the neighborhood. 

Officers arrived at the scene and found the victim suffering bullet wounds at that location.

Emergency responders administered CPR on the victim before being rushed to the hospital for further treatment. 

Essex County officials said the victim was pronounced dead at University Hospital at 6:02 p.m. 

The suspect fled the scene and has not been captured at this time.