Six people, including one police officer, were killed in Jersey City, N.J., on Tuesday in a series of gunfights that brought death and destruction to a kosher market. “Hundreds” of shots were fired during the gun battle.
Jersey City Director of Public Safety James Shea said there was no indication the incident was terror-related. Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said the shooters’ stolen U-Haul “may contain an incendiary device” and has been taken for examination by the bomb squad.
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Kosher Supermarket Was “Targeted”
By COLlive reporter, December 10, 2019
Breaking: The Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City, the location of today’s deadly shooting, was “targeted,” sources said Tuesday evening, contrary to earlier reports.
The location of today’s deadly shooting in Jersey City was “targeted,” sources said Tuesday evening.
Jersey City mayor Steve Fulop says in a tweet:
“Based on our initial investigation (which is ongoing) we now believe the active shooters targeted the location they attacked.
“Due to an excess of caution the community may see additional police resources in the days/weeks ahead. We have no indication there are any further threats.”
Based on our initial investigation (which is ongoing) we now believe the active shooters targeted the location they attacked. Due to an excess of caution the community may see additional police resources in the days/weeks ahead. We have no indication there are any further threats
— Steven Fulop (@StevenFulop) December 11, 2019
CBS New York reported the two suspects in the shootings were killed, along with three civilians.
Their bodies were found in a kosher grocery store at Bayview Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard in Jersey City after an intense, hours-long shootout with police.
Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said police believe the three civilians killed in the grocery store were shot by the suspects.
The victims’ names have not as yet been released.
The NYPD 71st Precinct in the Crown Heights neighborhood released a statement following the news of the Kosher store being targeted.
“We are still monitoring the situation in New Jersey,” they said in a statement while stressing that they have “no known threats at this time anywhere in New York City.”
“Out of extreme precaution and to reassure the Jewish community of their safety, we are turning out extra patrols in the Jewish community,” a police source said.
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