Essex County officials 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 death of Yashawn A. Hansen, 17, of Newark.
On November 16, during a violent shooting spree where nine individuals were shot in separate locations in the city, Newark Police responded to Quitman Street in Newark on a report of shots fired.
When they arrived, they discovered Hansen and another male in a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds.
Officials said both were transported to University Hospital.
According to police, Hansen succumbed to his injuries.
On Friday, November 19 at 4:07 p.m., he was pronounced dead, officials said.
Authorities are also investigating the death of Altamir Mayweather, 17, of Newark.
According to officials, on November 16, Newark Police were dispatched to the Oscar Miles Housing Complex in the 100 block of Court Street.
Authorities have not confirmed if the victims’ homicides are related.
Both investigations are active and ongoing.
No arrests have been made.