The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at 74 Dales Ave. this evening.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting in the area of 74 Dales Avenue. More to follow,” the HCPO tweeted about an hour ago.
At 11:19 a.m. on Wednesday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released more information.
At approximately 9:05 p.m. yesterday, the JCPD received a report of shots fired on Dales Avenue.
Upon arrival, responding officers located a victim – later identified as Jovahn Horne, 23, of Tenafly – in the area of 74 Dales Ave. with an apparent gunshot wound to the abdomen.
He was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 9:41 p.m. The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
The HCPO Homicide Unit and the JCPD are actively investigating this case and 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 at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.
All information will be kept confidential.
Editor’s note: This story was updated with new information.