Prosecutors: Another fatal shooting in Newark

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Authorities say man was fatally shot on a Newark street, the third person killed during a series of weekend shootings in the state’s largest city.

Essex County prosecutors say police officers responding to reports of shots fired found 22-year-old Newark resident Leo Wright on Bergen Street shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday. Wright was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Prosecutors said Sunday that a motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

Earlier Saturday, one man had been killed and another was wounded when they were shot outside a restaurant on

Elizabeth Avenue. Another man had been shot to death late Friday on Riverside Avenue.

Authorities say it does not appear that any of the shootings are connected.

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