Newark gas station owner fatally shot; No arrests

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Anthony Johnson has the latest on the killing of a gas station owner in Newark. (Google Maps)

Newark police are investigating the fatal shooting of a gas station owner on Memorial Day.

The incident happened at the Power Gas Station on West Market Street just before 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Arriving officers found 47-year-old Davinder Singh unresponsive at the scene with a gunshot wound to the chest, and he was rushed to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

There were apparently no customers there at the time.

A neighbor heard the shot and ran outside to help.

"It happened so fast, I walked in my house and the gunshot I just heard. And I said no, that's firecrackers, and his brother came out, 'Somebody help me', screaming and stuff," said neighbor Mattie Griffis.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Officer and Newark Police Department are investigating the shooting.

Locals tell Eyewitness News that Singh was well-known in the area and was regarded as a hard-working individual.

People in the area fondly called the victim David and say he often had kind words and pleasant greetings.

Police sources say they have a strong lead on a suspect that they are following in connection with the incident.

There are cameras outside the gas station, which police are hoping will help lead them to the gunman.

The station was closed for the day, but several customers stopped by to express their shock and anger.

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