Jersey City Shooting
Jersey City Shooting Updates, Law enforcement agencies are responding to an incident in Jersey City, New Jersey, where officers were shot during a standoff, authorities said.
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Law enforcement responded to an “active shooter” in Jersey City, New Jersey, the Newark, New Jersey branch of the US Office for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), which has tweeted.
In one-quarter of Jersey City broke on Tuesday occasionally heavy shots.
Hey I go to Henry Snyder Hs, a highschool that is now on lockdown in Jersey City Nj, the shooting was close to us. There are snipers on the roof and now there’s a helicopter. I’m scared. pic.twitter.com/0OLiVylQPd
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Local media reported that at least one policeman had been shot. It was unclear whether there were other injuries and how many people the governor was referring to.
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SWAT teams and federal agents responded to the scene and the police closed the main road where the shots were fired. In the area there is a Catholic school, a few shops, a kosher supermarket and a hairdresser.
Police tactical teams went through the school, which was still blocked according to the scanner traffic.
Update: At least 2 police officers were shot in Jersey City, New Jersey, after 2 people opened fire, officials said, touching off a firefight that turned the residential area into a war zone. Nearby schools were on lockdown.
Andy Patel works at a liquor store about three blocks away from the site of the shooting site and said there had been consistent gunfire fire about an hour Tuesday afternoon.
“I can hear the gunshots. It’s like firecrackers going off. They were shooting like crazy about an hour ago. Then it stopped for like 20 or 30 minutes. The cops were clearing everyone off the streets,” Patel told the Associate Press.
DEVELOPING: Shooting incident in Jersey City, NJ; schools in area on lockdown. https://t.co/RhETSMQ914
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