TWO ADDITIONAL GUNSHOT VICTIMS IDENTIFIED IN JERSEY CITY SHOOTING

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

During the investigation into Friday night’s shooting incident on Brinkerhoff Street in Jersey City it was determined by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit that two additional shooting victims who did not remain at the scene had been injured.

One of the additional victims, age 19, from Jersey City, sustained a gunshot-graze wound to his torso and the other victim, age 19, from Jersey City, sustained a gunshot wound to one of his upper extremities. The additional victims were identified during the investigation.

It was originally announced that on Friday, October 26, 2018, at approximately 11:35 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of shots fired in the area of 76 Brinkerhoff Street in Jersey City. Upon arrival, Jersey City Police Officers found an unresponsive female victim at that location with an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body.

The victim, identified as Jade Saunders, age 17, of Jersey City, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has found the Cause of death to be a gunshot wound and the Manner of death to be homicide.

A second victim, age 26, of Jersey City, was found at the scene. He suffered a gunshot injury to a lower extremity. He was transported by Emergency Medical Services to the Jersey City Medical Center where he was treated and then later released.

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: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/ . All information will be kept confidential.

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