Jersey City Mayor Says Gunmen Targeted Jewish Grocery Store

Six people died on Tuesday including three civilians, one police officer, and two gunmen in a shootout centered in a grocery store in Jersey City.

Jersey City police said initially that the gunmen’s motive was not known. But Mayor Steven Fulop said on Tuesday night that two gunmen had deliberately targeted the Jewish JC Kosher Supermarket where the four-hour gunbattle played out.

Police had said earlier on Tuesday that they thought the shooting was random.

Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly told reporters there was no immediate evidence the bloodshed was a hate crime or terrorism-related, “but that’s certainly on the table”.

Complete story at Reuters.