Boy shot in head after attempted robbery

A 19-year old boy was shot in the head near Johnston Avenue on Oct. 13, and is in critical condition at Jersey City Medical Center.
“I coached the boy,” said Councilman Daniel Rivera. “This is the second boy I’ve coached that has been shot. We need to do something about gun violence. He didn’t deserve this. Not that anyone does but this kid is great, special, a good fantastic kid.”
The boy was walked with his friend at about 10:30 p.m., officials said, when two armed men jumped out of a SUV and demanded that the empty their pockets. The two boys ran in different directions. This boy fled into a driveway where he was shot in the head.
Rivera said the boy played baseball for a team he coached.
“He was a great pitcher and first basemen, and he on all County Hudson Catholic team,” Rivera said.
Anyone with information about this incident should call the Jersey City Police Department confidential tipline at (201) 547-JAIL

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