The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating the death of a 17-year-old teen who was shot yesterday evening.
“The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating the death of a 17-year-old teen who was shot yesterday evening,” the HCPO tweeted.
Sources with knowledge of the situation told HCV that the victim was treated at the Jersey City Medical Center, but little else could be confirmed at this time.
This afternoon, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released further details.
Yesterday, just before 8:00 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Martin Luther King Drive and Forrest Street in Jersey City.
Responding officers founded an 18-year-old male victim who had sustained gunshot wound(s) to the lower body and was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where he was treated.
The second victim, a 17-year-old female, was located on the corner of Martin Luther King Drive and Oak Street, officials said.
The female victim also sustained a gunshot wound to her lower body and was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center for treatment and was later released, authorities said.
She was re-transported to the Jersey City Medical Center this morning and pronounced dead at 10:57 a.m.
The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examinerâ€™s Office.
The Hudson County Prosecutorâ€™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 information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip.
All information will be kept confidential.
The latest incident comes to light after a 25-year-old Jersey City man was fatally shot on Cator Avenue.
This story will be updated when more information is available.