Police Officer Dead, Three Jews Hurt in Jersey Shooting

Stand for Israel  |  December 10, 2019

Police officers arrive to the scene where active shooting is happening in Jersey City on December 10, 2019. - One officer was shot when two gunmen with a long rifle opened fire in Jersey City, New Jersey, on the afternoon of December 10, 2019 , according to two officials. Two suspects were barricaded in a convenience store, the officials said. One officer was being taken to a nearby hospital. (Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP) (Photo by KENA BETANCUR/Afp/AFP via Getty Images)

Details are still emerging, but our prayers are with those who are involved with an ongoing active shooter situation near a Jewish supermarket in New Jersey. The Times of Israel’s David Porter reports that one police officer is dead and multiple Jewish victims have been injured. Please pray for the recovery of the wounded and the loved ones of the brave officer whose life was taken.

A police officer was killed and three Hasidic Jews were reportedly among those wounded in gunfire Tuesday in Jersey City, New Jersey, that left a neighborhood, including a school, on lockdown.

Sporadic, heavy gunfire rang out over the course of at least an hour along a major thoroughfare where the shooting occurred. SWAT teams and federal agents responded to the scene, and police blocked off the area, which has a kosher supermarket, a Catholic school, some stores, and a hair stylist…

Meanwhile, Israel’s Foreign Ministry, tasked with determining if Israeli citizens are among the victims in such situations, said Israeli diplomats were aware of three Hasidic Jews hurt in the incident, though none were Israeli citizens.

One was hurt in his hand as he fled the scene. Two others were wounded in the kosher supermarket. All are believed to be members of the Satmar Hasidic sect.

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