Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé announced that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating a fatal shooting on the 300 block of Clinton Avenue, Newark.
On July 24, at approximately 10:05 p.m., Newark Police officers responded to the above location on reports of a shooting. Arriving officers located three individuals suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. All three victims were transported to University Hospital. One of the victims, who has been identified as Victor Roberts, 28, of East Orange, was pronounced dead at 10:41 p.m. The other two victims, a 24-year-old woman and a six-year-old child, were treated for injuries.
The investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432. Calls will be kept confidential.