EAST ORANGE, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley  have announced that authorities are investigating an incident in which a male was fatally shot in East Orange, NJ earlier this morning (11/11/17). At approximately 6:30 a.m., East Orange police officers discovered an unresponsive male on the ground in the area of North 15th Street and 4th Avenue. The male was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, who is unidentified at this time, was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:48 am, according to Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas S. Fennelly of the Prosecutor's Homicide Unit.

This incident is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor's Major Crimes Task Force and the East Orange Police Department. The investigation is active and ongoing at this time, according to Fennelly.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Prosecutor's Tips Line at (877) 847-7432.

No further information is available at this time.