EAST ORANGE, NJ - Two people were shot shortly after 2 a.m. on Saturday morning outside of the Tremont Lounge, which is located at the intersection of Tremont Avenue and Halsey Street, reported Newark Public Safety Spokesman Captain Derek Glenn.
The two victims, a man and a woman, where both transported to UMDNJ and treated for non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Further investigation indicated that the male victim was a retired Hudson County law enforcement officer, authorities said.
Command rank officers from the East Orange Police Department and the Newark Police Division were both present at the scene where the commanders determined that jurisdictionally, the East Orange Police would investigate the shooting.
Detectives from the Newark Police Division’s Shooting Response Team are determining the facts to ensure that the victims are provided a complete and meaningful investigation by the responsible agency.
The Newark Police Division’s Alcohol Beverage Control Unit is temporarily closing the Tremont Lounge in response to the recent violence in the immediate area of the establishment.
The motive for the shooting is unknown at this time and no arrests have been made at this time. The identity of the victims is being withheld for security reasons, according to a statement from the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.