Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II, and Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating a shooting in Newark last night that left two dead and one injured.
On May 3, at 8:33 p.m., Newark police responded to a report of a shooting in an apartment on the 300 block of Johnson Avenue, Newark. Police found an unidentified man and a 7-year-old boy who had both apparently been shot. The man was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:02 p.m., and the boy was taken to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:16 p.m. Another man suffered a gunshot wound and was treated at Beth Israel Medical Center for nonfatal injuries.
There was also an interaction between Newark Police and an alleged suspect, which is under investigation by the New Jersey Attorney General.
The ECPO 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.