Victims in fatal stabbing incident identified

NEWARK, NJ — Three individuals who were fatally wounded in Newark on Saturday, Nov. 5, have been identified as Aerial Little Whitehurst, 8, of Newark; Al-Jahon Whitehurst, 11, of Newark;

And Syasia McBurroughs, 23, of Cedar Knolls.

The two children were pronounced dead at University Hospital at 4:40 p.m. and Syasia McBurroughs was pronounced dead at the scene. Three other victims, a 29-year-old female, a 13-year-old male and a 13-year-old female, remain hospitalized in critical, but stable condition, according to Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas S. Fennelly of the Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit.

This incident is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department. The investigation is active and ongoing at this time.