The fatal shooting went down around 10:30 p.m. on Main Street in Orange, New Jersey. The two victims were walking along Main Street when someone drove by and used a handgun to fire multiple gunshots.
Someone at the scene dialed 911 and notified the Orange Police Department, which dispatched police officers to the area. When Orange NJ cops got to the scene, they saw the two victims lying on the ground and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
The victims were transported to University Hospital in Newark, where doctors provided them with urgent medical treatment.
Tragically, doctors at the Newark hospital could not save one of the victims; he was pronounced dead at the medical facility. The victim was a Landing NJ resident and was just 25 years of age when he died.
The other victim is a 24-year-old East Orange NJ man. He is expected to survive his gunshot-related injuries.
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Orange Police Department are conducting a joint investigation into the shooting incident.
If investigators are able to identity and capture the shooter, the culprit could face criminal charges for first degree murder, attempted murder, and aggravated assault. A conviction for first degree murder charges under N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3 could result in life imprisonment in NJ State Prison.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Landing Man Killed, 2nd Man Wounded in Orange Shooting.”