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.
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.”
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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.”
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