15-year-old fatally shot in North Jersey over Thanksgiving weekend, police say

A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in Irvington on Sunday, investigators announced Wednesday.

Police were called to the intersection of Melrose Avenue and Wills Place shortly before 7 p.m. and found the teen suffering from a gunshot wound, according to a joint statement from the Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

The boy, a Newark resident who was not identified, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:24 p.m., police said.

As of Wednesday afternoon no arrests were made and no suspects were named as the deadly shooting remained under investigation by the agencies.

Anyone with information was urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

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Chris Sheldon may be reached at csheldon@njadvancemedia.com.

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