UPDATED: 35-year-old man fatally shot, another injured, in Jersey City, authorities say


A 35-year-old man was fatally shot and another was injured in Jersey City’s Ward F this afternoon, authorities announced on Twitter.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit & JCPD are investigating a shooting that occurred just after 4:15pm today on MLK Drive & Myrtle Ave in which a 35-year-old man was fatally injured,” the HCPO tweeted at 7:04 p.m. this evening.

“A second man sustained non life-threatening injuries. More info to follow.”

The murder occurred on the one-year anniversary of when four innocent people were killed during an anti-Semitic, domestic terror incident, which was acknowledged by both local and state officials earlier today.

Additionally, this is the second fatal shooting in the city in the past week, with Aieshia McFadden, 36, of Jersey City – a mother of four – being gunned down in the middle of the street on December 4th.

At 9:52 a.m. Friday morning, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released new information.

Yesterday, just after 4:16 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of Martin Luther King Drive and Wilkinson Avenue on a report of a person shot.

Responding officers found the victim, an unconscious 35-year-old Jersey City man, later
identified as Niles Holmes, with apparent multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. The
victim was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center in a life-threatening condition.

He was pronounced dead at 6:12 p.m. The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

A short time after the initial victim was located, Jersey City police found a second victim of the shooting, a 24-year-old Jersey City man, who had sustained two graze wounds to the arm.

He was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where he was treated for the non-life- threatening injuries.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this case. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.


Editor’s note: This story was updated with new information. 

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