Multiple reports say that the shooting was at or near a Kosher supermarket, some citing JC Kosher Supermarket as the location and others saying it was at a nearby bodega.
Reports indicate that five people were found dead in a Jersey City kosher supermarket following an active shooter situation. Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez confirmed on Twitter that one police officer was fatally shot, adding that two additional officers were struck by gunfire.
At least one of the shooters was “neutralized” inside a Jersey City bodega, a law enforcement source told CNN. The source said that a robot was sent into the scene to give law officials more information.
A source told The Jerusalem Post that one person injured in the attack was from the small Satmar community in the area. There are some 100 Satmar families which have moved in to the area in the past two years.
The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that one Hassidic person was shot in his hand while running away and that two more were reportedly injured inside store during the shooting. The ministry reported that injured persons are not Israeli citizens.
Multiple reports said that the shooting was at or near a Kosher supermarket, some citing JC Kosher Supermarket as the location and others saying it was at a nearby bodega.
“At this time, reports indicate this is a criminal incident and does not appear to be a targeted attack against the Jewish community. We will continue to monitor and update,” The Secure Community Network, a Jewish security organization in North America, tweeted.
“According to senior sources I spoke to minutes ago, it feels as if the incident in Jersey City was not a terror attack or a hate crime. However, the event is not over yet, the situation is ongoing and at this stage it is only a feeling,” Consul General of Israel in New York Dani Dayan tweeted.
Two gunmen opened fire in a convenience store, hitting at least one officer in the shoulder, the New York Times reported. However, a law enforcement officer who spoke News 4 said it was at least one gunman, but did not specify a number.
A person working nearby told Huffington Post that the incident occurred at JC Kosher Supermarket.