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A 24-year-old New Jersey man, identified by police, was found shot dead in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH — Police identified a 24-year-old man who was found shot and killed on a city street early Sunday.

Elizabeth police officers responding to reports of gunshots around 3 a.m. found Lamar Turner, of West Orange, along the 200 block of North Broad Street, according to Union County District Attorney William Daniel.

A 21-year-old woman had also been shot and was found a short distance away on Julian Place, Daniel said. She was taken to University Hospital for treatment.

Both locations are not far from the NJ Transit Elizabeth station.

City and county law enforcement are investigating the shootings.

Anyone with information can contact U.S. Office Detective Sgt. Filipe Afonso at 908-603-7116, U.S. Office Detective Kenneth Luongo at 908-347-1935, or Elizabeth James Szpond at 908-558-2041.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously over the phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or on line. Anyone who shared a tip leading to an indictment and conviction could be eligible for a reward of up to $10,000 through Union County Crime Stoppers.

Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at [email protected]

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