5 shot, 1 fatally, in Newark overnight

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

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.