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UPDATE: Six people, including officer, killed in Jersey City shooting

UPDATE: Police Chief Michael Kelly says six people were killed Tuesday in a shooting that spanned across Jersey City.

Kelly says an officer, two potential suspects and three potential bystanders have been killed.


UPDATE: A police officer and multiple others were killed in a shooting in Jersey City Tuesday that authorities say is not believed to have been a terrorism attack.

One officer was pronounced dead at a hospital and multiple other people were found dead at the scene, Mayor Steven Fulop said without indicating how many were killed.

A second officer was struck in the shoulder by gunfire, and two others were injured by shrapnel, Fulop said.

The nearby Sacred Heart School was put on lockdown, but all staff and students were safe, according to a statement from the Archdiocese of Newark.


JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Gunfire has been reported in a Jersey City neighborhood. SWAT teams have responded to the scene Tuesday, and police have blocked off the major thoroughfare.

Heavy gunfire is continuing. Video shows a line of police officers armed with weapons pointed in several directions walking down the sidewalk.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it is responding.

The area has a Catholic school, a few convenience stories, a kosher supermarket and a hair stylist. Phones rang unanswered at several nearby businesses.

The Catholic parish, Sacred Heart, has closed, and no one answered at its associated school.

Associated Press

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