Authorities identify young man fatally shot in Jersey City early Saturday morning

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The young man that was fatally shot in Jersey City on early Saturday morning has been identified as 19-year-old Jordan Herron, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Photo via GoFundMe.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Saturday at approximately 12:45 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of shots fired in the area of New Heckman Drive in Jersey City. Responding officers found two injured males at that location, Suarez said in a statement.

The men were identified as an 18-year-old from Jersey City and a 17-year-old juvenile from Jersey City. Both were transported to Jersey City Medical Center by Emergency Medical Services where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

A third male, later identified as Herron, of Jersey City, was privately transported to Bayonne Medical Center where he was pronounced dead shortly after 1:00 a.m., authorities said.

The Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be gunshot wound to the chest and manner of death to be homicide.

The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.

No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with 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.

Additionally, a GoFundMe page has been set up seeking to raise $10,000 for Herron’s funeral costs.

“On July 20th, Jordan was playing football with friends when he was murdered. He just turned 19. This senseless shooting has left his family shocked, in grief, and with funeral expenses hanging over their heads,” John Flora, a Jersey City teacher who set up a page, wrote in the page description.

“Like many parents of teenagers, Jordan’s mother did not have life insurance for him. Any contribution will help to offset these untimely funeral expenses.”