Man fatally shot inside Chinese restaurant in New Jersey

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Monday, March 18, 2019
Police investigate deadly shooting inside Newark Chinese restaurant
It happened late Sunday night in Newark.

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A man was shot and killed inside a Chinese restaurant in New Jersey on Sunday night.

Police swarmed the scene around 10 p.m. at the No. 1 Chinese Restaurant on South Orange Avenue in Newark.

Authorities identified the victim on Monday as 18-year-old Deante Barr.

Witnesses say the shooter fired several shots before fleeing, including at least six bullets. The restaurant's windows were left riddled with bullet holes.

It's not clear if the man killed was the shooter's intended target. The cause of the shooting is not yet known.

The Essex County Prosecutor's office is investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.


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