The Union County Homicide Task Force is investigating the shooting death of an Elizabeth man who was shot earlier this afternoon. The shooting took place around 2:15 pm, on South Park Street, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
When officers arrived at the scene they discovered the victim suffering from several gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
The victim has been identified, but his identity is being withheld pending notification of his family, said Romankow.
This is an active investigation and no motive has been established. Anyone with information is urged to contact Union County Crime Stoppers at (908) 654-TIPS or www.uctip.org.
All calls are kept anonymous and tips that lead to the arrest and indictment of a suspect are eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000.