The second mass shooting in a month was reported last night on Jersey City’s West Side.
According to multiple sources, at least five people were shot near Culver Avenue and Route 440 at approximately 2:30 a.m. Their condition is unknown.
An overturned vehicle was seen on Communipaw Avenue and reportedly contained a gunshot victim inside.
RLS Media reported that Police were alerted to the shooting by “multiple ShotSpotter activations in the area.”
The spokesperson for Jersey City did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Last month, as many as five people were shot last night in front of Jersey City’s new $120 million public safety building.
The extent of crime generally, and shootings in particular, in Jersey City is difficult to assess. Without explanation, the Fulop administration stopped publishing monthly CompStat crime data in June of 2019.
Earlier this year, Jersey City began publishing limited information including a tally of homicides, “shooting incidents” and “shooting victims.” Neither “shooting incidents” nor “shooting victims” are defined.
Jersey City residents receive reports on homicides and arrests for sex crimes from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.
But Jersey City continues to withhold up-to-date data on major crime categories such as robbery, larceny, burglary, aggravated assault, rape and auto theft.
New York City and Newark residents have access to weekly crime data, including shootings, from weekly CompStat reports posted on their respective websites. Hoboken maintains a “Police Blotter” with detailed weekly reports of arrests made.