Breaking: Jersey City Shooting Leaves 6 Dead

The suspects were reportedly killed during a shootout.

An active shooter situation unfolded in Jersey City, New Jersey on Tuesday afternoon (December 10) during which six people were killed.

Three police officers were reportedly shot during the incident, one fatally, while the suspects were also killed. A civilian was also struck by gunfire and two officers were injured by shrapnel.

At around 12:40 p.m. EST, two gunman reportedly began firing at police and random people from a bodega. The gunfight between the men and police moved to a cemetery before the suspects fled into the dosher supermarket.

Multiple agencies responded to a residential street in the city, which is across the Hudson River from Manhattan. According to CBS News, the sheriff’s department, local police, SWAT and ATF officers arrived on the scene.

Governor Phil Murphy says he's been briefed on the situation. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the men and women of the Jersey City Police Department, especially with the officers shot during this standoff, and with the residents and schoolchildren currently under lockdown," he tweeted.

"I have every confidence in our law enforcement professionals to ensure the safety of the community and resolve this situation," he said. "Today reminds us of their bravery and the sacrifices they, and their families, make for our communities."


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According to officials close to the shooting investigation, there is “no indication of terrorism.”

Nearby Sacred Heart School and all Jersey City schools were locked down. Everyone inside the school, according to a school district Facebook post, were safe as a result.

Keldy Ortiz, a Jersey City resident, said he was nearby during the incident and recorded video containing sound of the gunfire. "I was on the corner of Martin Luther King. Next thing you know there was shots fired. We all ducked to the ground. I got out of here," Scott said, according to USA Today.

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