6 Dead In Hours-Long Shootout At Jersey City Kosher Grocery
6 Dead In Hours-Long Shootout At Jersey City Kosher Grocery from ZeroHedge
Update 4: Just hours after the shooting began, it looks like the final tallies are in.
Reuters reports that six people have been killed, including the two shooters: (those killed include one police officer, three people who were inside the JC Kosher Supermarket when the shooting began, and both of the suspected shooters).
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop told a news conference that there were multiple people deceased inside the store, where suspects reportedly had holed up and exchanged gunfire with law enforcement in a standoff that lasted for hours.
Several news media outlets including the New York Times, reported six people were dead, citing unnamed law enforcement sources, but Reuters could not immediately confirm the number of casualties.
The New York Times said the dead included a police officer, three victims who were in the store and two suspected gunmen.
Local media also reported the shooting unfolded at or near the JC Kosher Supermarket, though a city official told reporters there was no evidence the bloodshed was terror-related.
Two more officers and another bystander were wounded during the hours-long shootoff between police, federal agents and the shooters, who holed themselves up inside the supermarket for a period.
Though it started at a kosher supermarket, police and Jersey City’s mayor said the attack wasn’t a deliberate act of terror against Jews.
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Update 3: Both gunmen are now reportedly down. So far, casualties – other than the shooters – include only one cop, though two others were shot.
Rabbi Moshe Shapiro, teh Chabad Chief Rabbi of New Jersey, was apparently in the grocery store when one of the suspects walked in and started firing.
אירוע הירי בניו ג’רזי | הרב משה שפירו, רב חב”ד בניו ג’רזי: “אחד היורים נכנס לתוך המכולת וירה משם. כרגע לא ברור לגמרי מה בדיוק קרה, אבל אנחנו מקווים ומתפללים שזה יסתיים במהרה ללא נפגעים” • צפו בריאיון ששודר במהדורה המרכזית עם @tamarishshalom pic.twitter.com/tqQdgvCniE
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Update 2: President Trump was briefed on the Jersey City shooting at the White House.
Here’s more from a liquor store employee who heard the shootout, according to NBC News.
SWAT teams with Jersey City and state police were among those responding Federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Newark and the FBI were also on the scene.
“I can hear the gunshots. It’s like firecrackers going off,” said Andy Patel, who works at a liquor store about three blocks away from the scene.
“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.”