6 Dead, Including Police Officer, in Jersey City Gun Battle

Hour-Long Jersey City Gun Battle Leaves 6 Dead

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A second officer was hospitalized with a gunshot wound in the shoulder.

Six people, including a police officer, died in a gun battle that lasted for about an hour Tuesday in a Jersey City neighborhood, authorities said.

The shooting incident occurred at a Jewish market near the Sacred Heart School.

Authorities said the shooters had “targeted” the market in their attack.

The shooting killed six people, including Detective Joseph Seals, 40, three civilians, and the two shooters.

A second officer was hospitalized with a gunshot wound in the shoulder.

Every public school in Jersey City was placed in lockdown for hours following the incident.

Authorities are investigating the incident.