Authorities: Multiple People Dead, Including Police Officer, In New Jersey Shooting

 

UPDATE:

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Authorities say that multiple people are dead after a shooting in Jersey City. They did not provide details.

They said at a news conference Tuesday that there was no indication terrorism was behind the standoff marked by heavy gunfire. Prosecutors say one police officer has been killed. Two more officers and a civilian were wounded. Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez says on Twitter that the three people wounded were in stable condition.

A nearby Catholic school is on lockdown, but the archdiocese says all staff and students at the Sacred Heart School were safe. SWAT teams, state police and federal agents responded to the scene.

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UPDATE:

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – New Jersey’s governor says police officers have been shot in the Jersey City standoff. Sporadic, heavy gunfire has been reported. SWAT teams and federal agents have responded to the scene Tuesday, and police have blocked off a major thoroughfare.

Loud volleys of gunfire could be heard at regular intervals but subsided around 2 p.m. Video shows a line of police officers armed with weapons pointed in several directions walking down the sidewalk.

The area has a Catholic school, convenience stories, a kosher supermarket and a hair stylist. Phones rang unanswered at several businesses. The Catholic parish, Sacred Heart, has closed, and no one answered at its associated school.

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. – 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.

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