5 people shot, 2 killed on Newark street

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is investigating a shooting in Newark that killed at least two people. (8/3/13)

NEWARK - The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is investigating a shooting in Newark that killed at least two people.

Officers responded to the scene in the area of 18th Avenue and Livingston Street just after 6:30 p.m. Friday. One person was pronounced dead on the scene, and another at University Hospital.

Family members identified Clifton Purkett as one of the victims.

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Witnesses told News 12 New Jersey that there have been multiple shootings in the same area this week.

Police say a vehicle that may have been involved with the incident was found burned.

The injured were also taken to University Hospital.
 

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