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Teenage boy fatally shot in Irvington, NJ

Posted at 6:47 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 07:38:25-04

IRVINGTON, NJ — A teenage boy was fatally shot in Irvington on Wednesday, officials said.

The 18-year-old victim was repeatedly shot on Clinton Avenue near Linden Avenue, less than a 10 minute walk away from Irvington High School, shortly before 3 p.m., officials said. He was rushed to University Hospital in Newark, where he was pronounced dead at 3:27 p.m.

Officials identified the teen as Marquise Jenkins.

Surveillance video obtained exclusively by PIX11 shows he had a backpack on when he was shot. A witness said she heard at least five shots.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is investigating the shooting.

No additional information has been released.

 Anyone with information is asked to call the Prosecutor's Tips Line at (877) 847-7432.