Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting at Ferris Triangle Park in Jersey City, just over a month after officials cut the ribbon on the green space after $500,000 worth of upgrades.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and JCPD are investigating a fatal shooting in which one person was killed in the area of Triangle Park at Old Bergen Road and Rose Avenue. More info to follow,” the HCPO tweeted late last night.
This marks the 17th homicide in Jersey City this year, surpassing last year’s total.
Ward A council candidate Pedro Figueroa noted that the shooting was right in front of his home.
“Right in front of my house, 2 minutes sooner and it could have been me. We need a damn change,” he wrote on Facebook.
The area around Triangle Park has seen been a been a hot spot for gang violence in recent memory, though officials were hopeful the renovations would curb some of that.
“The reopening of Ferris Triangle Park brings a new revival, one filled with hope and promise that the stigma of the old park stays in history,” Triangle Park Community Center Director Monica Shaw said at the June 30th ribbon cutting.
At 10:33 a.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released more information.
Yesterday at approximately 8:22 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to a call of shots fired at Ferris Triangle Park.
Responding officers found a gunshot victim, later identified as Alshaquir Duval, 21, in front of 182 Cator Ave.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:32 p.m. The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this case and 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.