The Newark Police Department dispatched officers to the scene after receiving a report of gunshots in the area. Several people who live on neighboring streets heard the gunshots but initially thought that they were just fireworks being set off.
According to authorities, the 29-year-old victim was one of five individuals shot while standing on the 100 block of Brunswick Street in Newark, NJ. The shooting occurred around 10:45 p.m.
After the shooting, the victim was transported to nearby University Hospital, where he got medical treatment for his gunshot wounds. Unfortunately, doctors could not save him; he was pronounced dead the following morning.
Among the four other shooting victims, three were listed in critical condition at University Hospital.
Newark police are actively investigating the shooting and searching for a suspect. At this time, police have not yet identified a suspect or a motive for the fatal shooting.
If police do eventually identify a suspect in the case, the suspect would probably face serious charges for homicide. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, murder is classified as a first degree felony. While first degree offenses typically carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in New Jersey State Prison, a murder conviction could lead to life imprisonment, with a minimum sentence of 30 years in prison.
For additional information about this case, read NJ.com article entitled “Authorities ID Victim of 5-Person Shooting.”