ELIZABETH, NJ - A shooting that left two women dead in Elizabeth overnight is under investigation according to acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour, 

The women were identified as Rah-Zhane Lee, 22, of East 4th Avenue in Roselle and Shaniquah Richardson, 24, of Franklin Street in Elizabeth. 

According to authorities, shortly after midnight on Wednesday, Elizabeth Police patrol units responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Second and Court streets in the city’s Elizabethport section and found Lee and Richardson with gunshot injuries at that location. 

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Police said, the two women were transported to Trinitas Regional Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead a short time later. 

This matter is now under joint investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force, Elizabeth Police Department, and Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit. Anyone with information about the shooting should contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Johnny Ho at 908-403-8271 or Detective William Guy at 908-527-4648.

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), via text message by texting “UCTIP” plus a message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at www.uctip.org.

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