NEWARK — Scant information has been made public about the death of a 17-year-old city girl late Wednesday night.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office said in a release Thursday that police officers responded to the 100 block of Goodwin Avenue in Newark around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday.

By the time they arrived, the prosecutor's office said, the victim had already been transported to Beth Israel Hospital, where she succumbed to injuries.

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Prosecutors identified the juvenile as Nyasia Peppers, 17, of Newark, and said she was the victim of a fatal shooting.

No arrests have been made, and an investigation continued Thursday.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Essex County Prosecutor's Office tipline, 1-877-TIPS-4EC (1-877-847-7432).

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