NEWARK - The year came to a violent end in Newark after an afternoon shooting left one man dead and a woman critically injured.

According to police, 20-year-old Efrahaam Cox was shot and killed outside a grocery store near the corner of South and Broad streets around 1:30 p.m. today.

Police say a woman walking up South Street was also hit during the shooting. She is in critical condition at UMDNJ.

Cox's murder was the second homicide since Thursday in Newark.

Both shootings occurred in broad daylight.