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Prosecutor Mark Musella announces the following information:

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Hackensack Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Essex Street & Lehigh Street in Hackensack, NJ on Saturday, November 12, 2022.  At approximately 5:00 p.m., the Hackensack Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at that location with two victims shot. Responding officers found two male victims, each with a gunshot wound. 

One of the victims was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. A second victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

An investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Hackensack Police Department under the direction of Officer-in-Charge Captain Michael Antista. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available, but the shooting appears to be an isolated incident.