Police Officer Dead, Multiple Injured In Jersey City Shooting
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UPDATE: At least 5 others who were inside the bodega from where the initial shots came are dead, according to local officials and law enforcement, NBC New York reports.

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One officer was fatally shot in the head, and two others and a bystander were injured in Jersey City, New Jersey, in what local law enforcement is calling an “ambush,” the New York Times reports. All public schools in Jersey City have been locked down as local, state, and federal teams conducted investigations.

Trigger Warning: Gunfire. Profanity. Militarized police forces.

According to one law enforcement source, the shots came from around a bodega on Martin Luther King Drive near Bayview Avenue, where one of the alleged suspects remained. It was feared that the other suspect tried to escape to a nearby school.

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy sent out thoughts and prayers.

This is a fluid story. More details will be added as the situation continues to develop.

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