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Police: 1 dead in East Orange shooting near elementary, middle school

They say the incident happened around 3 p.m. on Lincoln Street just as kids were being dismissed for the day. A 16-year-old boy was shot four times by a suspect who took off.

News 12 Staff

Oct 4, 2022, 2:14 AM

Updated 627 days ago

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Police say one teen is dead after a shooting took place on Monday - just a block away from an elementary and middle school in East Orange.
They say the incident happened around 3 p.m. on Lincoln Street just as kids were being dismissed for the day. A 16-year-old boy was shot four times by a suspect who took off.
The teenage victim was rushed to the hospital but didn't survive.
"It's scary,” said Annette Bogle, East Orange. “My heart is hurting for that mother now. I feel lit. This was a good kid. My son says he's a good kid."
"it's sad to see a young person die again on the same corner,” added East Orange resident Isaiah Williams. “It has to stop. "
Essex County prosecutors are leading the investigation and are still looking for the suspect. They haven't released the name of the teenager who was killed.
No one else was hurt.


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