6 killed in shootout at Jersey City kosher supermarket
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6 killed in shootout at Jersey City kosher supermarket

Victims include a policeman and three Jewish civilians

A woman receives medical assistance at the scene of a shooting in Jersey City, N.J., Dec. 10, 2019. (Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images)
A woman receives medical assistance at the scene of a shooting in Jersey City, N.J., Dec. 10, 2019. (Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images)

A police officer, three civilians and two gunmen are dead in the aftermath of an hourlong shootout Tuesday afternoon at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City.

The three civilians who died were killed in the JC Kosher Supermarket, according to CBS New York. No other details about the civilians have been reported.

The gunmen, described as young juveniles, had holed up in the market after shooting a police officer in the shoulder at nearby Bay View Cemetery. A third gunman is still at large, according to Fox News.

Along with the policeman killed, two other officers were injured in the incident, the Hudson County prosecutor told reporters. At least one victim from the market was being treated and talking to police, WABC-TV reported.

Police swarmed the streets and marched in formation with helicopters flying overhead, according to news reports.

Public schools in the area were put on lockdown as the situation unfolded, but all students and staff were declared safe, according to CBS.

 

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