1 dead, 1 critically injured in Edison, New Jersey shooting

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Edison: One man was killed and another man is in critical condition after they were shot outside an Edison restaurant shortly before 2 a.m. on Saturday, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

The shooting took place outside the Akbar Restaurant located on Cortland Street, where a Reggae event was being held, officials said.

Police said a 31-year-old Newark man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released the victim’s name.

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A 40-year-old man from Newark was also shot and taken to the hospital, where he remains in serious condition.

A promotional pamphlet posted by RLS described the event as the “official birthday bash for Rich, the G.O.A.T. of NJ nightlife.” Carey described it as a “reggae event.”

Mayor Thomas Lankey called the shootings “tragic and upsetting.”

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“I am confident that Edison’s well-trained Police Department, working in conjunction with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, can and will bring to justice the person or persons responsible,” he said.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Long of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7531, or Detective Connolly of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3254.

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