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UPDATE: New Jersey officer killed, at least three others hurt in shootout

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UPDATE: (WQOW) - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said two officers were shot and one of them has died.

Fulop said police entered the building around 2:40 CT and the scene is still active. He said there are "multiple deceased inside the building."

There were two other officers injured because of shrapnel, according to the mayor.


New Jersey (ABC News) - A gun battle broke out in New Jersey after a Jersey City police officer was shot by two suspects at a cemetery, police said on Tuesday.

The officer was responding to a call of two suspects near a bodega in Jersey City. When police arrived to the cemetery the suspects open fired with long guns, police said.

According to ABC News, the suspect then retreated to the bodega and allegedly kept shooting at responding officers.

Several SWAT officers on the scene were seen barricading behind cars as several gunshots went off in the neighborhood, according to ABC News.

The heavy gunfire continued for more than an hour.

The injured officer was taken to a local hospital with an apparent gunshot wound to his shoulder, police said.

Nearby schools have been placed on lockdown, according to New Jersey School District.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has been briefed on the shootout, he said in a statement.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the men and women of the Jersey City Police Department, especially with the officers shot during this standoff, and with the residents and schoolchildren currently under lockdown," Murphy said.

President Donald Trump is also monitoring the situation, according to the White House.

ABC News

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