to connectVideoJersey City shootout, it was a targeted attack on a kosher-style deli, police say
Closed-circuit cameras in the place of the one-day shootout in Jersey City to show the men jump out of a van and begin shooting at a Jewish market, and-Bryan Llenas reports from the scene.
The authorities have for the victims of Tuesday’s deadly shooting that rocked the Jersey City, N. J., and left one police officer dead, along with five others, including three civilians, and two suspected gunmen.
The Jersey City police department Detective Joseph Seal, 39 years old, married and a father of five, was on duty when he was fatally shot in the bayview Cemetery, before the suspect, identified as David N. Anderson, 47, and the She She’s, 50’s, made their way into the HOUSE and Kosher Grocery store, where you get an hour-long gun battle ensued.
Officials have identified the people killed in the market as well as Up-and Ferencz, 31; Douglas, Miguel Rodriguez, 49; and 24-year-old Moshe German. One other person was shot and survived.
Ferencz, 31, was the co-owner of the grocery store with her husband. They had three children, ages 11, 7 and 4. The couple had moved to Jersey City about three years ago as part of a small Orthodox Jewish community in the area.
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Ant Ferencz, a brother-in-law, Mindel Ferencz, called out to his brother-in-law, who is dedicated to a real mother and a real woman at Wednesday.
David Niederman, the executive director of the United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg, in Brooklyn, N. Y., ” the Ferencz family was one of dozens of Hasidic families who have moved from Williamsburg to Jersey City, and in the last couple of years.
“Mindel Ferencz, may she rest in peace, was a pioneer,” said Niederman, who was with the New York city Mayor Bill de Blasio at a city Hall press conference on Wednesday. “She and her husband were the first people who moved to Jersey City, which are not able to afford a home for their growing family and thought,” we’re going to go to the places where it is cheaper, and I’ll give you an example. I’m going to be there. I will be opening a grocery store, so that the family can go out and shop locally, and, therefore, the growth of the community.”
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Rabbi Moshe Shapiro, who runs the New Jersey’s synagogue, Chabad Lubavitch of Hoboken, told Ferencz has often been behind the counter at the deli.
“She was a very sweet and soft,” he said, according to the New York Post.
He said: “All the Jewish shops, probably, within a two-square-kilometers, it came to the message at least once a day for lunch, because it’s the only kosher place around.”
Moshe Deutsch, 24, a rabbinical student who lived in Williamsburg, but I was in the store the day of the shooting, Niederman said. He was the son of a well-known civic leader, Abraham, Deutsch, de Blasio said.
He helped his father to organize a food drive that fed 2,000 families during the Passover, in the last couple of years.
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In this undated photo from the Chai Lifeline gives Moshe Deutsch, who was killed on Tuesday, in Jersey City, N. J., and Deutsch, a 24-year-old rabbinical student from Brooklyn, was one of the three people who died when the gunmen targeted a kosher market where he was shopping, and opened fire. (Chai Lifeline, via AP)
“In the little spare time he had, he was doing it to help others,” Niederman said.
A friend of the family, a 56-year-old Moses Weiser, referred to him as ” a very curious guy,” which has helped a lot of people,” the Post reported.
Rodriguez, 49, a store clerk and a father, has been identified as the third victim. He was not Jewish but, according to Niederman.
An immigrant from Ecuador, he was “amazing” and “a remarkable man” who is always talking about his family, and had aspirations to become an architect, Jersey City’s Hasidic community member, Mark Silberstein, told the New York Post.
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Authorities believe that Anderson and Graham focus on the market, and may have been involved in the separate deaths of Bayonne, N. J., and died in a shoot-out with police on Tuesday. De Blasio and other New York city officials have condemned the attack as anti-Semitic.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.