NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced today that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal shooting.

Yesterday, at approximately 2:40 p.m. Malcolm Gardner, 26, of Newark was shot in the 300 block of Hawthorne Avenue. He was transported to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:15 p.m. A 27-year-old female was grazed in the incident. She was treated and released from the hospital.

The investigation is active and ongoing. At this time, no suspects have been identified and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.