Two people were shot last night near the the popular Bergen-Lafayette bar and music venue The Factory on Communipaw Avenue.

According to the report, the shooting took place at approximately 5:30 p.m. One of the victims was listed in critical condition.

This morning, a Factory employee said they were aware of the incident and that it had happened near the Berry Lane side of the business.

The Jersey City Times was unable to obtain further details.

The city’s spokesperson has not returned a request for comment.

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 a tally of homicides, “shooting incidents” and “shooting victims.” Neither “shooting incidents” nor “shooting victims” are defined. Nor are they official categories in F.B.I. crime statistics. Jersey City residents already had data on homicides from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

Jersey City continues to withhold up-to-date data on major crime categories such as robbery, larceny, burglary, aggravated assault, rape and auto theft, only releasing such data at year’s end to the state.

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 crime reports.