Jersey City teen killed, two others shot

JERSEY CITY — In what officials believe to be a targeted shooting, a 17-year-old was shot twice in the head on Aug. 18 and two teens were wounded at a community center on Comunipaw Avenue in Jersey City on Monday, August 8.
A teen event billed as a birthday party was held at the Lincoln Center, a hall owned by the Holy Ghost Tabernacle Church.
The event was well advertised and so drew a lot of teens, in addition to, apparently, the perpetrator of the shootings.
The 17-year-old victim was armed with what Mayor Steven Fulop described as “an illegal handgun” and had a record of arrests, he said.
“This was not a random act,” Fulop said.
Public Safety Director James Shea said the attacker gained access to the hall at about 11:30 p.m. and then started shooting a few minutes later, hitting the victim twice in the head, with two teens hit either by stray bullets or pieces of bullets. Both teens were transported to Jersey City Medical Center where they were treated and released.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating the matter.

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