IRVINGTON, N.J. (AP) Authorities who rushed to a burning home Monday morning found three people dead and a fourth fatally wounded and said the fire apparently was set to cover up a shooting.
Two of the victims were teens who were shot in the head.
"It's a horrific crime scene," Essex County Prosecutor Paula Dow said. "We have multiple victims and a fire that looks like a cover-up."
Dow said 18-year-old Zakiyyah Jones was shot in the head; she died Monday afternoon at University Hospital in Newark.
At least one of the three people whose bodies were found in the first-floor apartment had also been shot, authorities said.