Prosecutor’s office, Jersey City police investigating early morning fatal shooting

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The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating an early morning fatal shooting, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the @JCPoliceDept investigating the fatal shooting of a male in his 30’s in the area of Bergen and Lexington avenues in #JerseyCity. More information to follow,” the HCPO tweeted this morning.

This morning at approximately 12:30 a.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Bergen and Lexington avenues in
Jersey City, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.

Responding officers did not find a victim at that location, but a man, later identified as Sirheen Walker, 30, of Jersey City, was found to have been privately transported from that location to the Jersey City Medical Center.

Walker was then pronounced dead at approximately 12:45 a.m. and 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 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 has been updated with new information. 

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