The entrance to the Newport Center Mall in Jersey City, N. J., where a shooting occurred Friday.
Two men were in critical condition Friday, and two others were stopped by the police, after the authorities said was likely a gang-related shooting at the Newport Center Mall in Jersey City, N. J., reports said.
One of the wounded men, that is if Jaleel Holmes, was being sought for attempted murder, in connection with a Wednesday shooting elsewhere in Jersey City, NJ.com reported.
Friday eruption started with a fist fight around 6 hours on the mall to the third floor, Mayor Steve Fulop said, according to the report.
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Police chief Michael Kelly told the Record of Bergen County that there is no “good person” was wounded in the shooting spree.
“We know that some of the players here, we know that some of the victims,” the chief told the newspaper, “and verily, we think that they are not up to something good.”
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A victim on the top floor of the mall’s parking garage suffered a gunshot wound to an arm, but was expected to survive, Tribune Media Wire reported. A second victim walked into a hospital with a gunshot wound to the stomach, the report said.
It was unclear where the victim was Holmes.
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Chief Kelly said that it was a “possibility” that the shootings are related to the ongoing violence of the gangs, the report said.
“We have two people in custody. We do not know whether we have the shooter that started the incident,” Kelly said.
It was not immediately known whether there are other victims.