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West Orange Man Fatally Shot in Newark

22-year-old killed, another man wounded early Monday morning.

A 22-year-old West Orange man was fatally shot early Monday morning, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Police Director Samuel A. DeMaio.

Raymar Lecky, 22, was shot at approximately 3 a.m., near Sanford and Lanark Avenues in Newark, according to a statement released by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.

Lecky was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 3:18 am., according to the statement.

A 26-year-old male, whose identity has not been released, was also shot but survived and is hospitalized in stable condition, according to the statement.

The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating this murder.

No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is active and ongoing. Additional details will be released when they become available.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-847-7432.

Ashes M Hill December 31, 2012 at 06:32 PM
It's extremely upsetting when someone can just take another's life simply because they can. This is a scary world we live in.
Carmen January 01, 2013 at 12:39 AM
.......and people still think that it is ok to have guns.
GZ January 02, 2013 at 04:06 AM
Sorry for Raymar's family, I remember him as a nice young kid. My condolences for your loss.
mckay21 January 02, 2013 at 04:06 PM
Prayers for Raymar's Family....RIP young man....very sad that another young life is taken.
Julie Levine January 03, 2013 at 09:49 PM
Another case of guns in the wrong hands!

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