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10 Dec 2019 | 05:22 PM UTC

US: Active shooter situation ends in Jersey City (New Jersey state) December 10 /update 1

Police kill two suspected shooters after gun battle near a convenience store in Jersey City (New Jersey) on December 10; at least four others killed

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Event

The active shooter situation reported in Jersey City (New Jersey state) on Tuesday, December 10, has ended after two suspected gunmen were shot and killed. At least four others were killed in the shootout, including one police officer. According to officials, the incident began at approximately 12:30 (local time) when the suspects shot a police officer at Bay View Cemetery and fled the scene. The gunmen barricaded themselves inside a bodega on Martin Luther King Drive, which led to an hours-long standoff with police. Three civilians inside the store were killed. A lockdown order extended to all public schools in the city was lifted around 4:15.

A heightened police presence and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated in Jersey City over the coming hours as the authorities investigate the scenes of the shootings.  

Advice

Individuals in Jersey City are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.