THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION                                                                                                                                                                  At 12:30 this morning, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office tweeted that two were dead and several others injured in a Friday night shooting in Jersey City.  The Office’s Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating the incident, which took place in the area of Crescent Avenue and Brinkerhoff Street.

Shortly past 11 am, the Prosecutor’s Office issued the following press release:

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

On Friday, May 21, 2021, shortly before 11:00 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received multiple reports of gunshots fired in the area of Crescent Avenue and Brinkerhoff Street in Jersey City. Police Officers responded to the area and found a total of six victims of gunshot wounds. Two of the victims suffered fatal injuries. All of the victims are Jersey City residents.

Responding officers to the area found an unresponsive male in a vehicle in the area of Crescent Avenue and Brinkerhoff Street with a gunshot wound to the torso. The male, later identified as Randolph Black Jr., age 25, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 11:15 p.m.

Officers also found a second unresponsive male at the corner of Crescent Avenue and Brinkerhoff Street with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso and extremities. The male, later identified as Jason Crutcher, age 26, was treated at the scene before being transported by EMS to JCMC. He was pronounced dead at approximately 11:50 p.m.

A third male, age 26, was found in the area of 55 Crescent Avenue with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso. A fourth victim, age 25, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to

his lower torso and a lower extremity. They were both treated at the scene before being transported by EMS to JCMC for treatment.

A fifth male, age 35, suffered a gunshot wound to an upper extremity. He was transported privately to JCMC where he was treated for his injuries.

A female victim, age 20, was found inside a business located at 110 Monticello Avenue where she was being treated for multiple gunshot wounds. She was transported by EMS to JCMC where she was treated for her injuries.

All of the injured victims are in stable condition.

The Prosecutor’s Office 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 information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s official website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.