(PM) – Police and SWAT responded to an active shooting situation at a building in Jersey City, New Jersey. The shooting took place on Martin Luther King Drive near Bidwell avenue. Two suspects have been neutralized at the scene.
At least six people were killed in the incident, including one police officer, three civilians, and the two suspects. All three civilians were Jewish, according to Haaretz, a Jewish news paper.
The shooting started at Bayside cemetery. The suspects then hijacked a Uhaul van and drove to JC Kosher supermarket, a Jewish owned store. New Jersey authorities believe that the attack was targeted.
Nj.com is reporting that there were two suspects, who were shooting at ‘anyone they see on the street’. The gunmen arrived at the scene in a U-Haul van with long guns.
The shooting prompted 43 schools in Jersey City to go on lockdown. The President was briefed and is being updated on the situation.