Two more victims has been discovered during the early stages of an investigation into a Jersey City incident where a 17-year-old Lincoln High School student was gunned down, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
During the investigation into Friday night’s shooting on Brinkerhoff Street in Jersey
City, it was determined by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit that two additional shooting victims who did not remain at the scene had been injured, Suarez said in a statement.
One of the additional victims, 19, from Jersey City, sustained a gunshot-graze wound to his
torso and the other victim, also 19 and from Jersey City, sustained a gunshot wound to one of his upper extremities, authorities said.
It was originally announced that on Friday, at approximately 11:35 p.m., the
Jersey City Police Department received a report of shots fired in the area of 76 Brinkerhoff St. Upon arrival, Jersey City police found an unresponsive female victim at
that location with an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body, officials said.
The victim, identified as Jade Saunders, age 17, of Jersey City, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has found the cause of death to be a gunshot
wound and the Manner of death to be homicide.
A second victim, 26, of Jersey City, was found at the scene. He suffered a gunshot injury to a lower extremity. He was transported by Emergency Medical Services to the Jersey City Medical Center where he was treated and then later released, police said.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department. No arrests have been made at this time.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the prosecutor’s office at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.
All information will be kept confidential.