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Fatal shooting in Newark

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -

Two people were killed and another was wounded when shots rang out on a Newark street.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said the shooting occurred shortly before 5 p.m. Monday in the area of Irvine Turner Boulevard and Spruce Street. Murray said a male victim was pronounced dead at the scene, while a female victim died a short time later at a hospital. Another male victim was being treated at a hospital, but further details on his condition were not disclosed.

The names of the victims were not released, pending notification of relatives.

Further details on the shooting, including a possible motive, were not released.

Murray said the county's Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the shooting.

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