ELIZABETH, NJ - A fatal shooting that took place outside a barbershop in Elizabeth Wednesday night is under investigation. According to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo, the victim has been identified as Tyshun Kearney, 30, of Elizabeth.

According to authorities, at approximately 6:55 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, Elizabeth Police units rushed to the corner of Jackson Avenue and Bond Street on a report of shots being fired, according to the preliminary investigation. Arriving officers found Kearney there, having sustained multiple gunshot injuries.

Authorities said Kearney was subsequently rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A joint investigation involving the Homicide Task Force, Elizabeth Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, and Union County Police Department Ballistics Unit remains ongoing, and anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact, Task Force Sgt. Danika Ramos at 908-451-7739 or Detective Ryan Kirsh at 908-347-1420.

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The Union County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case; tips can be given anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at www.uctip.org.

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