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2019 Jersey City shooting


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Wikipedia : 2019 Jersey City shooting


On December 10, 2019, a mass shooting occurred at a cemetery and a kosher grocery store located in the Greenville section of Jersey City, New Jersey, in which six people were killed.


Three civilians were killed and another one was injured.[1]


One police officer was killed.


Two shooters were also killed.[2]


Mayor of Jersey City Steven Fulop, referring to the market, tweeted that the shooters "targeted the location they attacked.”[3][4] 


2019 Jersey City shooting
  • Bayview Cemetery
    Jersey City, New Jersey
  • JC Kosher Supermarket
    223 Martin Luther King Dr.
    Jersey City, New Jersey
Coordinates 40.6954°N 74.0874°W
40.70715°N 74.08367°W
(grocery store)
Date December 10, 2019
c. 12:30 pm (EST; UTC−05:00)
Deaths 6 (including 2 perpetrators)
Injured 3





On December 10, 2019, at around 12:30 pm, a police officer approached two men at the Bayview Cemetery in regards to an investigation that he was conducting.[2][5] The police officer was shot and killed.

The suspects then fled and drove about one mile to a grocery store,[2][6] where they exchanged gunfire with the police for over an hour until they were shot and killed.[7]


Stolen U-Haul vehicle


The perpetrators stole a U-Haul vehicle following the first shooting.[8] The vehicle is under investigation and police said it had been moved away as it could contain an incendiary device.[9][10]




The police detective who was killed was identified as Joseph Seals, who was 39 years old and had been with the polce department for 15 years.[4][2]


Another officer was was wounded.


Three civilians also died.[1]


Two of the civilians were identified as the 33-year-old female store owner, and a 24-year-old customer from Williamsburg, Brooklyn.[11]




Multiple law enforcement agencies including the Jersey City Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the New York City Police Department responded to the scene.


The Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City Public Schools in the vicinity as well as that of Sacred Heart Church were on lock-down during the incident.[12][13]


Jersey City Medical Center Public transportation on NJ Transit buses and the Hudson Bergen Light Rail in the area were suspended. The New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay Extension was temporarily closed.[14][5]


Mayor of Jersey City Steven Fulop, referring to the market, tweeted that the shooters "targeted the location they attacked.”[3][4]


Condolences from politicians


President Donald Trump was briefed about the incident at the White House. He gave his condolences to the victims and their families via a tweet.[15]


The Governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, expressed his condolences, his “thoughts and prayers” for police, residents, and school children, and praise for the slain detective in a series of tweets.[8][16]



Reported Victim : Murdered police officer : Joseph Seals


BBC : Jersey City: Deadly gun battle kills six people


11 December 2019


A police officer and at least five other people have died in a series of gun battles in Jersey City, in the US state of New Jersey.


Authorities identified the police officer who died as Joseph Seals, 39, who was part of a state-wide programme to confiscate illegal weaponry.

Speaking to reporters, Jersey City Police Chief Mike Kelly said Mr Seals was a "leading police officer in removing guns from the street".





CNN : The officer killed in Jersey City was in charge of getting guns off the street



Updated 0709 GMT (1509 HKT) December 11, 2019


(CNN)The police officer killed Tuesday in Jersey City, New Jersey, was the department's officer in charge of getting guns off the street, the police chief said.

Detective Joseph Seals and three people believed to be civilians died in the course of an hours-long standoff between two suspects and police, Police Chief Michael Kelly said in a news conference. The two suspects also were killed, he said.

"We believe that (Seals) was killed while trying to interdict these bad guys," Kelly said.

Multiple officers shot, at least one fatally, in Jersey City standoff, officials say

Seals, a 15-year veteran of the department, was a member of the Cease Fire Unit, per the unit's website.


It's part of a statewide anti-violence program aimed at limiting gun crimes through community outreach and the confiscation of illegal weapons.

"He was our leading police officer in removing guns from the street," Kelly said. "Dozens and dozens of handguns, he is responsible for removing from the street."