Two deadly shootings in Essex County unconnected, officials say
Authorities say the separate fatal shootings of two men in northern New Jersey do not appear to be connected.
Essex County prosecutors say Irvington police found 38-year-old Samad Hargrove around 9:30 a.m. Friday when they responded to reports of shots fired in the 100 block of Howard Street. He was taken to a hospital, but died there a short time later.
The second shooting occurred around 10:30 a.m. in the area of South Orange and Isabella Avenues in Newark.
Eighteen-year-old city resident Alkawi McCoy was found lying on the sidewalk, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He died a short time later at a hospital.
Both shootings are under investigation by the county's major crimes task force, which includes detectives from the Newark and Irvington police departments.
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