A teenager was shot to death in East Orange on Monday, and authorities are offering a reward for information.
Letrell Duncan, 16, was shot multiple times shortly after getting out of school Monday afternoon, authorities said. Duncan was a sophomore basketball player at East Orange Campus High School. He was near the intersection of Lincoln Street and Park Avenue and was pronounced dead at University Hospital in Newark.
No one has been arrested. Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura said Wednesday that the department is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force Tips Line at 877-847-7432 or 877-TIPS-4EC or the East Orange Police Department Tips Hotline at 973-266-5041. Calls will be kept confidential.
Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted about the shooting Tuesday, calling it "a tragic one."
The loss of Letrell Duncan, a 16-year-old rising basketball standout who was only a sophomore at East Orange High School when he was shot and killed yesterday afternoon, is a tragic one. Our hearts are with his family and those who knew and loved him.https://t.co/xpmc3zYiEp
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) October 5, 2022
Duncan's AAU team, Garden State Bounce, posted a tribute to him on Instagram.
"We will miss you Trell, our floor general, team captain and the best point guard our program has seen," the post said. "You've set the bar."
Garden State Bounce also started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Duncan's funeral arrangements. It has raised more than $16,000 since it was created on Tuesday.
This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: East Orange NJ shooting: Standout high school basketball player killed