Several killed in gunfire in New Jersey

One police officer has been killed, and 'several other' is found dead inside a store in connection with a shooting incident in Jersey City, which is close to

Several killed in gunfire in New Jersey

One police officer has been killed, and 'several other' is found dead inside a store in connection with a shooting incident in Jersey City, which is close to

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
10 December 2019 Tuesday 22:00
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Several killed in gunfire in New Jersey

One police officer has been killed, and 'several other' is found dead inside a store in connection with a shooting incident in Jersey City, which is close to New York City in the UNITED states.

It informs the city's mayor, Steven Fulop, at a press conference.

According to ABC News is a total of five persons besides the constable has been killed.

Steven Fulop tells that the episode started in a cemetery in the city, where two officers of yet unknown reasons, was fired - probably in connection with that they turned to the two people. One of the officers was hit in the shoulder and is a safe place, while the second subsequently died in the hospital.

A shocked eyewitness filmed also skudepisoden, as you can see here. Video: AP

the Perpetrators continued to a nearby store, where they barricaded themselves and were shooting at police and other passers-by..

there was a prolonged exchange of fire between the police and the perpetrators. In the gunfire were two officers hit and sustained minor damage.

Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix

In the end, it succeeded to the police to defuse the perpetrators, and they are confirmed killed.

According to the mayor, it was found subsequently, 'several dead' inside of the store. Here is, according to us media talk about the two perpetrators, as well as three civilians.

The local authorities inform that they have no reason to believe that there is talk about a terror-related incident.

Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix

Pictures from the site showed along the way, heavily armed police, and in videos shared on social media, one could hear several shots being fired immediately after each other.

Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix

The nearby schools were all closed down as a result of the shooting, which means that no one had to leave the schools, before the police could say, that it is again safe to go out.

New Jersey's governor, Phil Murphy, has responded to the shooting:

Updated: 10.12.2019 22:00
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