2 shot to death in separate Newark shootings

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Prosecutors in New Jersey say two people were shot to death in separate locations of Newark.

The Essex County prosecutor's office says at least one man was hit by bullets shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday.

The man, whose name and age weren't immediately released, was dead by the time responders arrived.

At about 3 a.m. Sunday, a person was shot to death elsewhere in the city. The victim was also dead by the time authorities arrived. Another person was also critically injured.

The homicide task force is investigating both cases. No arrests were immediately reported.