Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Newark Police Director Eugene Venable announced Thursday that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a shooting incident in which five people were wounded, one fatally.
Around 11 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to find three people shot on the ground in front of a home on Brunswick Street. Another two were in a nearby parking lot.
All five were taken to the hospital, where 29-year-old Bashir Edwards was pronounced dead at 8 a.m. Thursday.
The motive for the shooting is under investigation.
No arrests have been made.