A former mini-bus driver from Guyana was gunned down early Friday morning in New Jersey. His body was found just outside a night club and Police are baffled by the murder.
The man, 49-year-old, Phillip Amsterdam died Friday after being transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, said Essex County Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman Katherine Carter.
According to NJ.com, the exact circumstances of Amsterdam’s death remain unclear. Authorities have not yet released details of a motive in the killing, or said whether any arrests have been made.
Whether Amsterdam visited the social club on the night of his death also remains unclear. His whereabouts on the night of the shooting are currently under investigation, Carter said.
Attempts to contact the owners of the property that houses the social club were not immediately successful.
Amsterdam’s death marks the second homicide in Newark so far this week. Ulysses Murphy, 44, was shot to death Tuesday morning in an incident in the 100 block of Columbia Avenue.
According to police statistics, the Madison Avenue shooting brings the city’s 2015 homicide total to 98. (www.nj.com)