2 brothers fatally shot on street in Newark

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Sunday, August 27, 2017

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of two brothers in Newark.

The victims have been identified as Jose Castillo-Granados, 25, and Francisco Castillo-Granados, 22, both of Newark. They are originally from Honduras.

The shootings occurred in the vicinity of Adams and Walnut Streets, investigators say.

Both victims were pronounced dead at University Hospital shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the victims appeared to know their assailant, according to police.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide /Major Crimes Task Force are investigating

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC.