Arrest made in Dickinson High School shooting

Jefferson Sencion, 18, of Jersey City, has been arrested for allegedly shooting another 18-year-old boy near Dickinson High School on Dec. 8.
According to Jersey City Police Spokesperson Jennifer Morrill, a dispute that began inside the school escalated to a physical altercation and the two youths left the school.
“One of the actors, an 18-year-old, was shot in the leg about a block away from the school,” Morrill said. “He sustained non life threatening injuries and was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center.
North District Detectives received information that a person of interest was at a Jefferson Avenue apartment and Sencion was identified and arrested. Jersey City police arrested Sencion approximately one hour after the shooting
Sencion was charged with possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes (firearms), unlawful possession of a weapon (handgun), aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and providing false information/hindering apprehension after he lied to detectives about his age stating he was a juvenile.
“The fact that a disagreement between two students at a high school can escalate to gun violence speaks to how outrageous our culture is today,” said Mayor Steven Fulop. “Clearly, issues of open access to guns that plague every city in the country need to be addressed in the immediate future by Congress. Congress needs to act now to stop the flow of guns across state borders”

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