The shooting occurred around 11:00 p.m. According to Essex County prosecutors, the victim was shot and killed while walking in the area of the intersection of Main Street and North Day Street in Orange, New Jersey.
Orange Township police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are working together to investigate the homicide.
Although the victim has not yet been officially identified, it is believed that he may be a resident of Orange NJ.
This was the second fatal shooting to occur in Orange NJ in the past week. Last week, a 39-year-old Orange man was fatally shot while he walked on Central Avenue in Orange, NJ.
Two people also suffered injuries as a result of the shooting. They were later listed in stable condition at University Hospital.
When Orange NJ police got to the scene of the shooting, the 300 block of Central Avenue, they found the homicide victim lying on the ground and unresponsive. He was soon pronounced dead by emergency medical responders.
Orange NJ detectives have not yet identified a suspect in either shooting incident. If investigators are eventually able to figure out the identity of a shooter in either homicide, criminal charges for first degree murder and weapons offenses would probably follow.
A conviction for first degree murder could result in significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, a murder conviction can lead to life imprisonment in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “1 Dead in Orange Shooting, City’s 2nd Killing in a Week.”