UPDATED: HCPO Homicide Unit and Jersey City police investigating early morning fatal shooting

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The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating an early morning shooting that occurred on Randolph Avenue.

116 Randolph Ave. in Jersey City. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and JCPD are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Saturday morning shortly after 3 am in the area of 116 Randolph Avenue in Jersey City in which one man was killed. More information to follow. #jerseycity,” the HCPO tweeted an hour ago.

This evening at 5:51 p.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released more information.

Today at approximately 3:15 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of Randolph Avenue in Jersey City on a report of shots fired. The responding police officers found a man at 116 Randolph Ave. with apparent gunshot wound(s) to his torso and lower extremities.

The injured man, later identified as Rashaun Bell, 24, of Jersey City, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to the Jersey City Medical Center and was pronounced dead at approximately 3:50 a.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 is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department and no arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the HCPO at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the prosecutor’s official website 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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