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Several killed in New Jersey shooting, including an officer

UPDATE: By DAVID PORTER Associated Press
A police officer and multiple others have been killed in a shooting in Jersey City that authorities say is not believed to have been a terrorism attack. Mayor Steven Fulop says one officer was pronounced dead at a hospital and multiple other people were found dead at the scene. He says a second officer was struck in the shoulder by gunfire, and two others were injured by shrapnel. A statement from the Archdiocese of Newark says the nearby Sacred Heart School was put on lockdown, but all staff and students were safe. SWAT teams, state police and federal agents responded to the scene.

 

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By DAVID PORTER Associated Press
Prosecutors say that one police officer has been killed in a standoff in Jersey City. Two more officers and a civilian were wounded. Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez says on Twitter that the three people wounded were in stable condition. A nearby Catholic school is on lockdown, but the archdiocese says all staff and students at the Sacred Heart School were safe. SWAT teams, state police and federal agents responded to the scene, and police blocked off the area Tuesday. Loud volleys of gunfire could be heard at regular intervals over the course of at least an hour but have subsided.


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