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UPDATE: Woman Shot Dead in Newark’s Central Ward

By rlsmetro on

Newark -- Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal shooting.

On Thursday, police say, Ms. Rachel Swisher, 27, of Newark was fatally shot on West Kinney Street near Halsey Street in the City of Newark at approximately 7:30 pm.

She was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:49 pm.

A second victim was self-transported to University Hospital in stable condition.

Officials said at this time, no arrests have been made.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

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. Calls will be kept confidential.