NEWARK - An Essex County corrections officer was injured after an exchange of gunfire last night in which the officer allegedly shot a carjacker dead.

Authorities believe the alleged carjacker approached the officer around 11 p.m. near the intersection of 7th Street and 14th Avenue at around 11 p.m.

The officer was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to recover.

In an unrelated incident in the city's South Ward at around 10 p.m., one person was shot and killed and two others were wounded.

And just an hour after that, more shots were fired in the city's Central Ward.

So far, there are no reports of injuries in the Central Ward shooting.