A gunman opened fire in Newark Sunday night, killing a 13-year-old boy, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray.
Emergency responders rushed Dante Young, 13, of Newark, to University Hospital, where he died at 11:40 p.m., the prosecutor's office said.
Investigators believe the gunman targeted Young after an earlier argument, the prosecutor's office said.
"As the Newark Police Department continues to address the concerns of our citizens of this great city, we encourage residents to partner with us," said Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio. "In regaining the safety of our streets, we have to be vigilant in holding criminals responsible for their actions.''
Anyone with information should contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Office 877-847-7432.