2 Newark shootings leave 2 men dead, another hospitalized

Investigators say two fatal shootings that occurred in Newark this weekend do not appear to be related. The first occurred shortly before 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Irving Street. Essex

News 12 Staff

Sep 14, 2015, 2:19 PM

Updated 3,138 days ago

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2 Newark shootings leave 2 men dead, another hospitalized
Investigators say two fatal shootings that occurred in Newark this weekend do not appear to be related.
The first occurred shortly before 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Irving Street.
Essex County prosecutors say officers responding to reports of shots fired found two men. Both were taken to hospitals, but 27-year-old Miguel Lopez Jr., of Elizabeth, was pronounced dead a short time later.
The second man remains hospitalized in stable condition. Prosecutors wouldn't release his name, citing security reasons.
The second shooting occurred around 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the area of Cypress Street.
Officers responding to reports of shots fired found a wounded man who was taken to a hospital. But he died there a short time later.
The man's name was not released, pending notification of relatives.


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