Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
On Thursday, December 10, 2020, just after 4:16 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of Martin Luther King Drive and Wilkinson Avenue on a report of a person shot.
Responding officers found the victim, an unconscious 35-year-old Jersey City man, later identified as Niles Holmes, with apparent multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. The victim was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center in a life-threatening condition. He was pronounced deceased at 6:12 p.m. The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
A short time after the initial victim was located, Jersey City Police found a second victim of the shooting, a 24-year-old Jersey City man, who had sustained two graze wounds to the arm. He was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where he was treated for the non-life- threatening injuries.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this case. 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.
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