NEWARK – Two men were killed on the streets of the city less than two hours apart early Saturday, according to Acting Essex County Attorney Theodore Stephens.

At around 2:30 a.m., Newark police responded to reports of a knife fight on the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Police found Norman Corlette, 24, from Newark, lying on a sidewalk after being stabbed several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers then received reports of shots fired at around 4:20 a.m. in the 100 block of Madison Avenue and found that the 35-year-old Marquise Mclamb, also from Newark, had been shot.

He was taken to the university hospital and died a short time later.

Both investigations were active and ongoing on Sunday afternoon.

Anyone with information on either case has been asked to contact the Essex County Attorney’s Task Force on Murder / Serious Crime at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

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