5-year-old boy shot in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY — A 5-year-old boy was shot outside the Salem Lafayette housing complex on Martin Luther King Drive around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, police confirmed.
The boy was crying when EMT’s arrived, and several older boys were trying to help him by putting their shirts around him, according to a published report.
He was brought to Jersey City Medical Center with a gun shot wound to the abdomen, and underwent surgery.
The police are investigating the shooting. — By Al Sullivan

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