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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."
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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When it was all over, six people were dead, including Det. Seals and five people found inside the store. Two were identified as the shooters, and three were innocent people caught in the gunfire. Mayor Steven Fulop tweeted, “Based on our initial investigation (which is ongoing) we now believe the active shooters targeted the location they attacked.”The mayor said there will be an increased presence of police in the area, but there’s no indication of any further threats.Based on our initial investigation (which is ongoing) we now believe the active shooters targeted the location they attacked.
"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.
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Anthony Zurita is a breaking news reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to all the major news happening in North Jersey, . To get breaking news directly to your inbox, .
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