- Associated Press - Saturday, March 18, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy was shot and killed during a family party in Newark.

Essex County prosecutors say the shooting occurred around 1:25 a.m. Saturday at a multifamily home in the 800 block of South 19th Street. The child was found in a third-floor apartment and was taken to a hospital, but died there a short time later.

Prosecutors say it appears that the fatal shot was fired within the apartment. But they declined further comment, citing the ongoing investigation.

No arrests have been made. No other injuries were reported.

The boy’s grandfather told NJ.com that one of his daughters called and said his 10-year-old grandson had been shot. But he didn’t provide further details about the incident.

The death marks the city’s fourth fatal shooting this week.


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