UPDATE: Newark Man Identified as Irvington Township Fatal Shooting Victim

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Irvington Police Director Tracy Bowers announced today that the Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a double shooting that resulted in the death of Mr. Lawrence Peterson, 65, of Newark.

According to police, on Sunday, April 6, just before 8 p.m. two males were shot in the area of Lyons Avenue and Union Avenue.

One male was transported to University Hospital.

Authorities said Peterson was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:02 pm

The investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877 TIPS- 4EC or 1-877-847-7432.