UPDATE: Separate Shootings Leave Two Males Dead in Newark

Essex County authorities have launched an investigation into the fatal shooting of two males in Newark on Monday afternoon.

According to police, the first incident occurred at approximately 5:10 p.m. in the 100 block of Boyd Street where reports of shots fired sent police officers to the scene to investigate.

Units arriving at the scene the scene requested EMS on the rush after they found the unidentified victim suffering gunshot wounds.

Authorities say the male was pronounced dead a short time later.

In the second incident, multiple rounds of gunfire rang out in the 100 block of Huntington Terrace just before 8 p.m. sending police to the scene where officers taped off the block after finding a male struck by several bullets at that location.

Police say the male ultimately died from his injuries shortly before 9 p.m.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is leading the investigation and were at the scene searching for evidence.

There were no arrests made.