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Man Killed in Apparent Targeted Shooting Friday

Victim was gunned down at gas station market

A 25-year-old city man was shot and killed Friday night at a Washington Street gas station, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Newark Police Department announced.

Police responded to the corner of Washington and Court streets around 7:45 pm and found Hykine Johnson, who had sustained gunshot wounds. He was rushed to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:10 pm.

Johnson appears to have been shot inside a market at the station and was likely targeted, the prosecutor’s office said.

The matter is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor's Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact task force detectives at 877-847-7432 or 973-621-4586.

Malik Barrett November 10, 2012 at 01:24 PM
RIP Hykine
tyler November 11, 2012 at 02:29 PM
truce that blood !
tyler November 11, 2012 at 02:34 PM
the garbage of our city
tyler November 11, 2012 at 02:37 PM
how can you feel sorry for someone thats sending out orders to kill others not me!
Celi December 05, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Tyler...u have no respect at all b sure u know where u walk and who u around..this man changed his whole life around so u must not know his story line...how and why right.. R.I.P. AND MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT TO A TRUE MAN

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