Saleh: ‘Ongoing war’ between rival gangs in Jersey City & Hoboken led to Heights shootings


An “ongoing war” between rival gangs in Jersey City and Hoboken led to two day time shootings in the Heights this morning, Ward D Councilman Yousef Saleh wrote on Facebook.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Posting for your information regarding an ongoing war between two rival groups – one in Hoboken, and one in Jersey City Heights. I will be talking with the Captain and Police Chief to make sure we hold these gangs to account and rid our community of this senseless violence,” he wrote.

“The car involved in the shooting has been recovered in Hoboken. The two shootings are *both* gang related. Please stay safe and know that Jersey City’s Police Department is working and coordinating with Hoboken PD.”

Both shootings occurred before 11 a.m. today, the first one near Leonard Street and Summit Avenue and the other by the intersection of Franklin Street and New York Avenue.

One man was injured by the gun fire, and another suffered non-life threatening injuries, but no further details are being released since the investigation is ongoing, said city spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione.

On Thursday morning, the JCPD and Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office worked together to arrest one of the shooters Lagrone Ladson, 42, of Jersey City, Wallace-Scalcione stated.

He was charged with attempted murder and weapons offenses, she said. Officials did not clarify which incident Ladson was involved in.


Editor’s note: This story was updated with new information.


  1. Saleh you should clarify your statement about Individuals who somehow found affordable housing in Jersey City heights and brought with them a gang furs from Hoboken Jersey City heights should have cheap / affordable in this expensive city and just because someone has a criminal record it shouldn’t necessarily prevent them from being able to rent an apartment here or anywhere else sounds like you’re against affordable housing and against people with criminal convictions that have managed to changed our lives fir the better if you did grow up in Jersey City you know that WAS always affordable until these developments started popping Up everywhere that triggered genocide