Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
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 cause and manner of death are pending an investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
A second victim who suffered non-life threatening injuries was also found at the scene. He was transported by Emergency Medical Services to the Jersey City Medical Center. He was treated and released earlier today.
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.