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US Jersey City mayor points to video evidence suggesting shooter targeted school children

19:20  13 december  2019
19:20  13 december  2019 Source:   northjersey.com

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Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said that he believes the suspected shooters in Tuesday's attack were clearly targeting the yeshiva school attached to the kosher supermarket, citing footage of the shooting.

Fulop said it was "easy to conclude" that the shooters' intentions were not just to shoot at those in the deli but to continue to the adjacent school, given that footage and the number of weapons the two shooters possessed.

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"It is pretty apparent that he goes to the adjacent door first and then turns. Secondly, it is pretty apparent from the amount of firepower and weapons he brought to that location," Fulop told NorthJersey.com. and the USA Today Network New Jersey. "Clearly he had intentions of doing more damage than just murdering 3 people in a deli."

Steven Fulop et al. standing in front of a building: Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop leaves 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 leaves 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.

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Earlier in the week, Fulop had been aggressive in labeling the shooting as an anti-Semitic attack despite law enforcement saying it was too early to tell.

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"We will never know with 100% certainty as he is they are deceased but based on those facts it is pretty easy to conclude," Fulop told the network.

Check back for more details on this developing story.

Anthony Zurita is a breaking news reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to all the major news happening in North Jersey, subscribe here. To get breaking news directly to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter.

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This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: Jersey City mayor points to video evidence suggesting shooter targeted school children

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