Police Investigate After Teen Shot to Death in Newark

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Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a teen in Newark.

The Essex County prosecutor's office says 19-year-old Darnell Smith, of Newark, died from an apparent gunshot wound on Saturday.

About 1:25 a.m. on Saturday Newark Police responded to a report of gunshot fire on South Sixth Street.

When they arrived they found Smith suffering from what looked like a gunshot wound. He was taken to University Hospital where he died shortly before 2 a.m.

Additional details were not available, and officials did not immediately respond on Sunday to a message seeking more information.

Officials say an investigation is under way.

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