5 teenagers arrested on assault charges after shots fired in Downtown Jersey City, official says


Five teenagers were arrested on assault charges after shots were fired in Downtown Jersey City early Sunday evening, an official said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Sunday at approximately 5:48 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to a call for shots fired near Coles Street, city spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione told HCV.

Upon further investigation, police quickly identified, located, and apprehended five male juveniles: two-15-year-olds, two 16-year-olds, and one 17-year-old, she added.

Each defendant was charged with aggravated assault with extreme indifference and no injuries were reported as a result of the incident, Wallace-Scalcione stated.

No further information was immediately available.

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