Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigation a fatal shooting.
On Tuesday 29-year-old John Warren of East Orange was fatally shot in the 700 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard in Newark at approximately 4:47 p.m. The other victims from the MLK Blvd shooting were a 58-year-old woman, a 56-year-old woman, a 25-year-old male and a 20- year-old male. A total of five people sustained gunshot wounds.
A second shooting occurred in the 200 block of South Orange Avenue. In that incident a 57-year-old man was shot in the elbow and a 23-year-old man was shot in the hand and leg. Those injuries are considered non-life threatening.
The investigation is active and ongoing. At this point, authorities are exploring the possibility that the incidents are related.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-847-7432.