NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a shooting in which four people were shot, one fatally.

Kevin Barber, 16, of Newark sustained a fatal gunshot wound yesterday. Three other males, ages 19, 16 and 15, were also shot. All three are hospitalized. The surviving victims are all Newark residents.

The shooting occurred around 5 p.m. yesterday on Hawkins Street.

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This is the first fatal shooting in Essex County in 2017.

No suspects have been identified and no arrests have been made. The investigation is active and ongoing.