New Jersey State authorities announced the killing of a policeman and 5 civilians in a shooting that began, apparently in the wake of a failed drug deal, in a Jersey City neighborhood.
The exchange of fire between the gunmen and the police forces continued for a long time.
Police said that the killed operative was shot at Bay View Cemetery by suspects who then fled to a Jewish grocery store at the intersection of Martin Luther King and Wilkinson Streets.
When police reached the supermarket, the two suspects opened fire on security forces.
The Hudson District Attorney’s Office confirmed that the policeman died later of his wounds.
The Mayor of Jersey announced at a press conference that an unknown number of people were killed inside the grocery store where they were when the two suspects fled to. Police said one civilian was wounded.
After a period of confrontations, one gunman left the grocery store and continued firing at the security forces that surrounded the place. Two policemen were shot and wounded, but they were stable.
It is believed that the two suspects are holed up inside the shop, while the authorities sent a robot to verify the matter.
Rapid response teams headed to the site where police blocked a major road in Jersey City on the bank of the Hudson River across from Manhattan in New York City. The FBI confirmed that its agents had headed to the site.
The state governor confirmed that a number of policemen were wounded during the shooting, without revealing their number.
And media outlets reported earlier that one policeman was injured in the accident, noting that the injury was in the head, while another reported that he was hit in the shoulder and that he was taken to hospital.
Sources reported that gunmen in New Jersey opened fire on 4 security men, killing one of them.
A local New Jersey official from the shooting site said that a number of people had been detained inside one of the buildings.
He expected that there would be more than one dead in the shooting.
Rapid response teams headed to the site where police blocked a major road in Jersey City on the bank of the Hudson River across from Manhattan in New York City.
The FBI confirmed that its agents had headed to the site.
And local media reported that a shooting took place inside a small grocery store and that a policeman was shot in the head.