Man dead, female injured in Jersey City shooting


Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at approximately 9:50 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of a male shot on Merseles Court in Jersey City. Responding Police Officers found a male victim inside a residence at 21 Merseles Court.

The victim was later identified as Kamal McCord, age 19, of Jersey City. He was found in a lifeless condition with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso. McCord was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 10:00 p.m. The cause and manner of death are pending an investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

Responding Police Officers also found a female victim outside of a residence in the area of 17 Merseles Court. The 21-year-old female victim had an apparent gunshot wound to one of her extremities. The victim was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The 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 information

is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: . All information will be kept confidential.