New Jersey shooting – Two police officers shot as gunmen open fire inside busy shop




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TWO police officers have been shot after two gunman opens fire on people from a building in a New Jersey neighbourhood.

The suspects, reportedly a man and a woman, have entered a busy grocery store on Martin Luther King Drive about noon and are shooting at cops who approach. 

Heavily armed police officers arrive at the scene following reports of gunfire
Heavily armed police officers arrive at the scene following reports of gunfire
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A woman receives medical assistance on the scene
A woman receives medical assistance on the scene
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People and police take shelter after the gunmen apparently shoot at random
People and police take shelter after the gunmen apparently shoot at random

In a statement, New Jersey governor Phil Murphy said: “I have been briefed on the unfolding situation in Jersey City.

“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.”

The New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association tweeted: “We need a lot of prayers right now for Jersey City officers. Keep all those involved in your thoughts.”


Meanwhile local schools in the South district of Jersey City have been placed on lockdown after one, the Sacred Heart School, was shot at, although noone had been hurt.

The school district tweeted: “All students and staff are safe however ALL school are currently on lockdown due to police activity.”

Specialist armed police units have been piling in to neutralise the gunmen
It is unclear what the shooters’ motive was when they opened fire
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An ambulance rushes to the scene of a shooting in New Jersey
An ambulance rushes to the scene of a shooting in New Jersey

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