JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY — A wild shooting took place today that put a good part of the city in lock-down. It was an hours-long standoff between multiple suspects and police, and it ended with numerous deaths.
Of the six people who died, one was Detective Joseph Seals, 40, who was married with five kids. The others killed included two of the three suspects in the case, as well as three civilians.via Fox News
The circumstances surrounding the incident are not fully known, and very little information is currently available.
The shooting began around noon and lasted for hours.
At least two shooters were firing from a storefront on MLK at anyone who passed by. It is believed that one other person was shot inside the store, JC Kosher Supermarket, located at 223 MLK Drive.
The two shooters, a man and a woman, were dressed in black. They arrived in the area in a U-Haul van, each carrying long guns into the supermarket, police said in radio transmissions. At 2:44 p.m. police reported in radio transmissions that “pipe bombs” were located in the U-Haul.via silive.com
Bystanders looked on behind police tape as bullets flew, with some appearing to be laughing at the events taking place.
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The two shooters were reportedly firing at anyone who walked by the store that they were barricaded in, and is likely where the civilian casualties came from.
The last update came in the form of a press conference by Gov. Phil Murphy, although no details of the incident were provided:
This is a developing story.