A 16-year-old Snyder High School student was fatally shot in Jersey City this afternoon, an official told Hudson County View.Â
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Members of the Jersey City Board of Education were informed of the fatality shortly before 5 p.m., according to Board President Sudhan Thomas.
Thomas also said the board was not provided any further information about the incident beyond the most basic details, but nevertheless expressed remorse over the situation.
“We were devastated to hear about the murder of one more of our children this holiday weekend. The 3rd dead child in as many months falling victims to guns on the streets of Jersey City,” he exclaimed.
“These external social, economic factors, which are continuing to devastate our children will be a full focus priority – along with student achievement – for the Jersey City school board in 2019.”
Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement Executive Director Pam Johnson also made mention of the shooting death on her Facebook page.
“Weâ€™ve been looking for a kid for about 2 weeks. Unfortunately, he was gunned down today on these mean streets. This is exactly what we didnâ€™t want to happen. Please pray for his family and all those affected by it,” she wrote.
Minutes after this story was initially published, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office tweeted that the incident occurred near the intersection of Bidwell Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive.
A spokesman for the HCPO said he could only confirm that the incident was under investigation at this time.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is investigating the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old male in the area of Bidwell Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City. More information to follow.
â€” ProsecutorSuarezHCPO (@HCPOProsecutor) December 26, 2018
Maybe instead of focusing on legal gun ownership, the failed liberTURD state of new jersey should focus on gangbangers and criminals who are committing the shootings.
But, they probably wont since 75% of the crimes are committed by blacks and illegal aliens!!!!
Hey tough guy, why don’t you go to the funeral so you can tell everyone in person that a life ending at 16 is no big deal. I noticed you didn’t comment now that his picture is up. Not as much fun when there’s a face and not just an faceless African-American or immigrant for you to hate?
This is probably not good news for the luxury real estate market in Jersey City.