Prosecutor: Investigation underway for Jersey City boy, 15, who was fatally shot


An investigation is underway for a Jersey City boy, 15, who was found fatally shot early this morning, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

124 Wilkinson Ave. in Jersey City. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

At approximately 4:20 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a 911 call reporting a shooting at 124 Wilkinson Ave., Suarez said in a statement

Responding officers located an injured boy – later identified as Tyshawn Smith, 15, of Jersey City – with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at approximately 4:55 a.m.

The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

The circumstances regarding this incident are actively being investigated by the HCPO Homicide Unit and the Jersey City PD.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the HCPO at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at:

All information will be kept confidential.

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