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Man Fatally Shot at Newark Gas Station

Authorities are investigating a shooting at a Newark gas station that left a 25-year-old man dead.

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The Essex County prosecutor’s office identified the victim of Friday night’s shooting as Hykine Johnson of Newark.

Police responding to a report of a shooting at about 7:45 p.m. found Johnson inside the gas station’s mini-mart, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Authorities say the initial investigation reveals that Johnson was shot inside the mini-mart and was targeted. No arrests have been made.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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