Multiple People Killed in New Jersey Shooting, Including Cop
Las autoridades de Nueva Jersey confirmaron este martes que en el tiroteo en un supermercado de Jersey City murieron seis personas, un policía y cinco ciudadanos, entre los que estarían los dos agresores que se habían refugiado en la tienda de comestibles.
Durante al menos una hora sonaron los intercambios de disparos en la comunidad de Greenville de Jersey City, cerca de Nueva York, en una situación que llevó al cierre de una docena de escuelas, calles y a desalojar negocios de la localidad.
El incidente comenzó poco después del mediodía cuando un policía resultó herido en un hombro por dos hombres en un incidente todavía confuso, si bien se descarta que sea un asunto vinculado con terrorismo, según medios locales.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A police officer and multiple other people were killed in a furious gunbattle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy gunfire for about an hour, authorities said.
Authorities said they believe the bloodshed was not an act of terrorism, but it was still under investigation.
Officials gave no immediate details on what set off the shooting and how it unfolded, and there was no word on how many suspects were involved or whether anyone had been taken into custody.
One officer was pronounced dead at a hospital, and multiple other people were found dead at a kosher supermarket, Mayor Steven Fulop said without specifying how many were killed. A second officer was struck in the shoulder by gunfire, and two other officers were hit by shrapnel, Fulop said.
SWAT teams, state police and federal agents converged on the scene, and police blocked off the area, which in addition to the school and supermarket included a hair salon and other shops. Dozens of bystanders pressed against the police barrier to capture the action on their cellphones, some whooping when bursts of fire could be heard.