On September 11, 2016 at approximately 2:10 a.m., Jersey City Police were dispatched to Van Wagenen Avenue in Jersey City on a report of shots fired. Upon arrival at 87 Van Wagenen Avenue, police found an unresponsive male victim, Shaheer Parson, age 35, of Jersey City, with gunshot(s) to his upper body. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 2:20 a.m.

Police Officers also found three female victims with non-life threatening injuries at 95 Van Wagenen Avenue. Nina Green, age 32, of Jersey City had one gunshot wound to an upper extremity. Diana Green, age 35, of Jersey City had several gunshot wounds to an upper extremity. Leslie Smith, age 24, of Jersey City had one gunshot wound to an upper extremity. All three female victims were treated at the scene and transported to Jersey City Medical Center for additional treatment and were listed in stable condition.

No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting. The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating the case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.

Despite shootings in Jersey City, Mayor Fulop used his last State of the City speech to “assure” us of the perception of a safer city despite the lack of statistics backing that up. http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2016/03/public_safety_is_focus_of_fulops_state_of_the_city.html

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