Two other men were killed in separate shootings on Monday.

A 34-year-old Newark man fatally shot Tuesday morning is the city’s third homicide in 24 hours.

In a statement, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and Newark Department of Public Safety said police officers found Willie Jackson unresponsive and suffering from apparent gunshot wounds when they arrived in the 100 block of Brookdale Avenue on a report of shots fired shortly before 9 a.m.

Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Two other men were killed Monday in separate shootings in the city. One man, identified by Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose as a resident of a halfway house, was fatally shot around 1:20 p.m. at the intersection of East Peddie Street and Frelinghuysen Avenue.

Another man, Shahad Smith, was fatally shot Monday evening in the 700 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The killing of Smith, 28, of Bloomfield, drew a social media lament about the nation’s gun violence from U.S. senator and Newark resident Corey Booker, who said he had known and lived above Smith in the now-demolished Brick Towers housing complex.

“His death must matter,” Booker said on Twitter.

A young man I knew was murdered at the top of my block yesterday: Shahid Smith.

He was killed by an assault weapon that does not belong on my block or any street.

Shahid lived below me in Brick Towers where I lived for 8 years.

His life mattered.
His death must matter.

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) March 13, 2018

Police on said they were also investigating a shooting around 11 a.m. on Tuesday that wounded two people in the area of Stratford Place and Avon Avenue.

Authorities have not publicly identified suspects or possible motives in any of the shootings.

The prosecutor’s office has urged anyone with information about the killings to call the Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

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Source:: New Jersey Real-Time News


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