January 19, 2020

2 Gunmen Holed Up in a Jersey City Kosher Supermarket Before They Were Killed in Shootout with Police

A woman receives medical assistance at the scene of a shooting in Jersey City, N.J., Dec. 10, 2019. (Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images)

(JTA) — At least two gunmen who holed up Tuesday afternoon in a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, New Jersey, after shooting at a police officer at a nearby cemetery are dead.

The gunmen, described as young juveniles, and police engaged in an hourlong shootout at the JC Kosher Supermarket. At least two police officers were shot, one in the shoulder at the Bay View Cemetery. At least one victim at the market was being treated and talking to police, WABC-TVreported.

The shooters who were killed, while a third involved in the incident is believed to be at large, Fox News reported.

A dozen public schools in the area were put on lockdown as the situation unfolded.

Jersey City is located just west of New York City across the Hudson River.