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Crime Jersey City mayor: Attack targeted kosher grocery store

18:06  11 december  2019
18:06  11 december  2019 Source:   northjersey.com

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Jersey City mayor says gunmen ‘ targeted ’ Jewish grocery store at center of shootout. Mayor Steven Fulop tweeted Tuesday night that authorities came to that conclusion based on their ongoing investigation into the shootout that left three civilians, a detective, and the two suspects dead.

The Jersey City shooters targeted the Jewish kosher supermarket where the shootings took place, according to Jersey City 's mayor . Get the latest details in

Surveillance footage show the suspects in the deadly shooting that left a police officer and five others dead moved "calmly" while exiting a van with two long-rifles before deliberately shooting into a kosher supermarket, the mayor of Jersey City said.

Steven Fulop that is standing in the water: Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop gives a press conference across the street from the Jersey City Kosher Supermarket the morning after a shoot out with police in Jersey City, N.J. on Wednesday Dec. 11, 2019. One police officer, the two shooters and three civilians were killed.© Tariq Zehawi/NorthJersey.com Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop gives a press conference across the street from the Jersey City Kosher Supermarket the morning after a shoot out with police in Jersey City, N.J. on Wednesday Dec. 11, 2019. One police officer, the two shooters and three civilians were killed.

“At the time yesterday, it was difficult to understand and there are still a lot of questions,” Mayor Steve Fulop said at a Wednesday morning press conference. “We do feel comfortable saying this is a targeted attack on the Jewish Kosher deli.”

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Next to the store , the only kosher supermarket in the area and a central fixture for the growing community, are a yeshiva and a synagogue. Chabad Rabbi Moshe Schapiro, who shops at the store and attends the synagogue next door, said he spoke with the store owner, Moishe Ferencz, before

The videos shed some light on a timeline of a fluid situation that still has many unanswered questions.

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Officials still have not identified the suspects, or confirmed their gender, just referring to them as "two individuals" when questioned if a woman was also involved.

Authorities previously laid out a timeline that started with a detective shot and killed in Bayview Cemetery, resulting in a raging shootout that ended at the supermarket. It is now unclear when the detective was killed in the chain of events as the investigation is still unfolding.

After parking the van, the suspects exit the van with rifles in hand and bypass multiple other people in the street, James Shea, Jersey City’s public safety director said. "They bypassed them to attack the place," Shea said. "That was clearly their target."

The detective killed in the gunfire was identified as Joseph Seals, a father of five from North Arlington who was part of a department tasked to get guns off of the city's streets. Seals was on duty and in plainclothes when he was shot by at least one of the suspects at the cemetery.

Shea said that the incident did not begin with gunfire between the suspects and police, but instead started with the "attack of civilians inside the store."

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A Jersey City police officer and three people in a kosher store were among the dead. The gunmen who killed three people at a kosher supermarket after fatally shooting a police officer in Jersey City on Tuesday " targeted the location they attacked ,” Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop said late Tuesday.

Police in the New York metropolitan area were put on high alert to protect Jewish neighborhoods after an hours-long gunbattle with two men around a Jersey City kosher market that killed six people, authorities said. The six dead included three civilians, one police officer and both gunmen, authorities.

Two Jersey City officers were on foot a block away "and prevented the perpetrators from leaving that location and harming any further civilians," Fulop said.

Both officers, Ray Sanchez and Mariela Fernandez — who were wounded by gun shots — had been released from the hospital by late Tuesday afternoon.

"Had they not responded and been in that location, more than likely more people would have died," Shea said.

Fulop did not give any details about why the grocery store was a target and last night Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said he had "no inkling on motive." However, Fulop later added that hate and anti-Semitism have no place in Jersey City.

Shea said during the press conference that the motives are still under investigation.

The shootout lasted roughly two hours before police killed the suspects at about 2:30 p.m. The two suspects, who were not identified, and three other people were found dead inside the store.

NJ Attorney General's Office and Hudson County Prosecutor's Office are investigating the shooting and would not comment further.

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The bystanders were struck by rounds thought to have been fired by the suspects, police said. They were inside a kosher grocery store in a section of the city that has become a home for about 100 Orthodox Jewish families.

Hero cops in Jersey City shootout saved lives with their quick actions

  Hero cops in Jersey City shootout saved lives with their quick actions The death toll in the Jersey City shootout could have been much higher if not for quick thinking police officers who were not afraid to act.As citizens on the street scattered, running from the duo, two city cops — Mariela Fernandez and Ray Sanchez — did the opposite and charged toward the shop.

The front end of JC Kosher Supermarket was destroyed, with much of the storefront in ruins. Chesed shel Emes, a Jewish recovery service, was on scene along with Jersey City Police.

Bullet holes could be seen on the walls and windows of Sacred Heart School that face the market.

Fulop said there were no further threats but the city will have an increased police presence.

Fulop said he is meeting later with Jewish community leaders and the Jersey City Public Schools will be offering counseling for students.

Early Wednesday people on the streets of Jersey City near the scene were still reeling.

“It was like the Wild Wild West,” said a man who lives above the supermarket.

One woman who did not give her name lives above the supermarket and said she didn’t initially know what was going on as she was leaving her apartment with her young children.

“We saw a bullet ricochet off the door and we went back up. Police told us to stay on the floor,” she said.

“I haven’t been able to get my 1-year-old daughter to stop crying,” she said.

Khalis Harris, 37, who has lived in the neighborhood for his whole life, said "everyone just wants to leave" the area.

“If it’s not yesterday’s shooting it’ll be another one," he said.

Harris heard the shooting commence near Garfield Avenue and noticed how it moved further up, initially thinking it was gang violence.

“It was nonstop shooting,” Harris said.

Harris said that there was a time when he was scared to walk down the street, around-the-clock police presence has eased some of his fears.

Jersey City schools had a delayed opening Wednesday, a day after students were held in school as officials waited for the area to be cleared. Schools were on lockdown for four hours Tuesday, while parents outside described a "war zone" like atmosphere on the streets while waiting for students.

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Grieving officers gather at funeral for slain Jersey City detective .
Det. Joseph Seals, a married father of five, was the first person to be killed in the Dec. 10 gun battle.Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said police departments from surrounding towns have offered to help patrol Jersey City on Tuesday so Det. Joseph Seals' colleagues can attend his funeral.

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