21-year-old man shot at Hoboken basketball court after dispute

HOBOKEN – A 21-year-old man suffered wounds to both legs after a dispute at a basketball court on Hoboken Housing Authority property near Marshall Drive on Tuesday, Feb 2 around 8 p.m. according to authorities.
Wednesday morning, Sgt. Edgardo Cruz could not provide The Hoboken Reporter an update as to how the altercation began and what it entailed.
Hoboken police officials say the victim of the gunshot, whose name was not disclosed, ran to a nearby light rail station after being shot. But he was taken from there to the Jersey City Medical Center and treated for a single gun shot wound to both legs, according to authorities.
The victim, whose address was not made public, was shortly released after from the hospital, according to published reports.
Cruz said the incident is still under investigation and no additional information is available.
The incident is the second shooting this week in Hoboken. Two days ago a 51-year-old man was found dead in his apartment on the 700 block of Grand Street, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s office. Police officials responded to the apartment and found the man, whose name was not released, in his apartment apparently having suffered a cardiac arrest and gunshot wound to the upper torso, a press release from the prosecutor’s office said.
Police are investigating to see if the wound was self inflicted. Sources said the man lived there with his wife.
The Reporter will publish updates when they are available.

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