On Tuesday, a police officer and multiple others were killed in a shooting in Jersey City, New Jersey that authorities say is not believed to have been a terrorism attack. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said one officer was pronounced dead at a hospital and multiple other people were found dead at the scene. A second officer was struck in the shoulder by gunfire, and two others were injured by shrapnel, Fulop said.
The nearby Sacred Heart School was put on lockdown, but all staff and students were safe, according to a statement from the Archdiocese of Newark. Heavy gunfire rang out over the course of at least an hour along a major thoroughfare. SWAT teams, state police and federal agents responded to the scene, and police blocked off the area.
Loud gunfire could be heard at regular intervals in the city, which is just across the Hudson River from Manhattan and is New Jersey’s second-largest city after Newark.