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Recent spree of shootings in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY – Incidents of shootings continued to increase in Jersey City as police reported several more taking place across the city over the weekend.
On Grant Avenue, Jersey City police responded to a shooting just after 6 p.m. on Nov. 22 near Ocean Avenue. A 27-year-old Bergen Avenue man was shot multiple times.
The victim, according to public safety spokesperson Jennifer Morrill, was lying on the porch having sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was described by the responding officers as “extremely uncooperative,” as were the several witnesses at the scene, none of whom were willing to provide information to police to assist with the investigation.
Shell casings were recovered from the scene as were projectiles that fell from the victim’s clothing while at the Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health.
Morrill said the victim has eleven prior arrests for charges that include narcotics distribution and burglary, with four felony convictions. The investigation is ongoing.
Another shooting took place at Neptune and Ocean avenues just before 8 p.m. on Nov. 22 in which a 24-year-old man from New Heckman Drive suffered non life threatening injuries to his leg.
Officers on patrol heard multiple gunshots in the area and found the victim lying in the street. Harley attempted to flee the scene on foot but collapsed.
The victim told police he was unable to identify the gunman. The victim, according to Morrill, has multiple prior arrests that include weapons offenses. He was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health and the investigation is ongoing.

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