According to authorities, the shooting victim was an 18-year-old Irvington resident.
The victim was reportedly shot near the intersection of Orange Avenue and Orange Place in Irvington, New Jersey.
When police officers got to the scene, the victim was already deceased.
According to police, a 21-year-old Newark man was also injured during the shooting. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he received treatment for gunshot wounds. The man is currently listed in critical condition.
Police are actively investigating the shooting incident. At this time, it is not known if the two men who were shot knew each other.
Thus far, no arrests have been made.
If a suspect is eventually identified, they could face serious criminal charges. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, homicide is a first degree felony. Although first degree crimes usually carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in New Jersey State Prison, first degree murder carries a minimum sentence of 30 years in New Jersey State Prison. Moreover, a conviction for first degree murder can potentially result in a maximum sentence of life in state prison.
While the investigation is ongoing, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has asked anyone with information about the incident to call 1-877-847-7432.
For additional information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Authorities ID 18-Year-Old Gunned Down in Irvington.”