IRVINGTON — Two people are dead in an apparent murder/suicide at a house early Thursday morning.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II said police were called to a home on Adams Street, where they found Daquasha Jackson, 31, and Dane Lawrence, 29, with gunshot wounds. They were pronounced dead around 3:55 a.m.

Stephens did not disclose other details.

RLS Metro Breaking News, citing an unnamed police source, said Jackson's baby was also found inside the home. The child was not harmed.

A preliminary investigation indicates it was likely a murder/suicide, according to Stephens.

Stephens asked anyone with information to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-847-7432 or 1-877-TIPS-4EC.

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