Multiple people have been killed in a chaotic Jersey City shootout — including at least one police officer — after a group of thugs went on a shooting rampage in Jersey City.
According to sources inside Jersey City law enforcement, the chaos started when a group of thugs shot a cop near a local cemetery; they then jumped into what police are saying was a stolen U-Haul Truck and proceeded to a Orthodox Jewish grocery store, the JC Kosher Supermarket, where they started shooting people inside. Local police are saying that they have also found pipe bombs in the area — possibly inside the truck.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed that one police officer, three civilians, and two suspects are dead after a multi-hour SWAT standoff at a kosher market in Jersey City.
According to local law enforcment sources, Two suspects, one male and one female, both described as teenagers, were shot, while a third, described as a black male wearing all black, was able to escape.
Law enforcement teams, including SWAT teams and ATF officers, were deployed to secure the neighborhood.
JUST IN: Massive police response right now in New Jersey after active shooter was called in possible hostage situation. Stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/QXKRoUs0v3— Mark Kennedy 🇺🇸 (@RealMarkKennedy) December 10, 2019
SWAT Teams closed down large areas of the city and placed multiple schools on lock-down.
Mayor Steven Fulop tweeted Tuesday night that authorities now believe the shooters targeted the location they attacked.
“Based on our initial investigation (which is ongoing) we now believe the active shooters targeted the location they attacked,” Fulop wrote of the shootout in the Greenville section of the city.
“Due to an excess of caution the community may see additional police resources in the days/weeks ahead. We have no indication there are any further threats,” he added.
WATCH: Heavy gunfire heard as police respond to active shooter in Jersey City; multiple victims; scene still active pic.twitter.com/rKx9VHR4HC— BNO News (@BNONews) December 10, 2019
We still can not confirm that this is related, but according to multiple sources this may be a third suspect that was taken into custody. This happened right outside of Jersey City at the Holland Tunnel.
This is what we are up against!
While police officers were being shot at, and civilians were being killed, the wonderful neighborhood folks decided to celebrate in the streets. Some upstanding citizens were caught on camera dancing in the streets, and others filmed themselves cheering on the shooters and yelling at police to let them go!
This is how people in the “community” respond to a shooter attacking police in their neighborhood.:
From the apartment above where the shooting was happening:
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At about 12:30 PM there was a report of shots fired near or in Bayview cemetery, One suspect then fled to a store on bidwell and MLK Drive or as we say in da hood “ JACKSON” (u know da vibes) where he engaged in a gun battle with police and swat officers . #breakingnews #jerseycity #nj #newjersey #worldstar #bossip #balleralert #tsr #thisis50 #theshaderoom #jerseycityshootingfootage Jerseycitynewjersey #activeshooter Current Update: one suspect has been neutralized.
And then of course, as usual, they started fighting in mobs while police were trying to stop the shooter: