Siblings Shot While Walking in Newark, Brother Dead: Prosecutors


A man and his sister were shot while walking in Newark Monday afternoon, and the brother was killed on the scene, authorities say. 

The 25-year-old man, Tony Branch, and his 23-year-old sister were walking on the 100 block of Seymour Avenue when they were shot at about 4 p.m., Essex County prosecutors say. 

Branch was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. His sister, who has not been identified, was taken to a local hospital where she was admitted in stable condition.

Prosecutors and Newark police detectives are investigating. 

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