18-month-old toddler shot in gun barrage in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY — A one-and-half year-old baby is stable following successful surgery at Jersey City Medical Center – Barnabas Health after being injured from a stray bullet on Dec. 26, according to Mark Rabson, spokesperson for JCMC.

The baby’s injuries were non-life threatening, said city spokesperson, Jennifer Morrill

“It appears glass from a broken rear window or a possible bullet fragment may be lodged in his right cheek after a bullet hit the car that was an unintended target,” Morrill said “The perpetrator fled the scene and CeaseFire detectives are searching for the suspect.”

The shooting occurred near Bergen and Harrison avenues around 2 p.m. while the baby was seated in the back of her parents’ car. Witnesses said there were about a dozen shots fired in the altercation. No arrests had been made as of Sunday.

Jersey City has recently suffered from a spree of shootings and murders. See the recent cover story in the Jersey City Reporter for more details, hudsonreporter.com.

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