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Armed Carjacker Shoots Victim, Steals Car in Jersey City

Jersey City

Police in Jersey City are on the search for a suspect wanted for a violent carjacking that left the victim suffering a gunshot wound at a location overnight in Jersey City.

It happened just before 11:45 p.m. in the 20's block of Condict Street where police received multiple 911 call reporting shots fired in the area.

According to preliminary reports, the suspects approached the victim who was attempting to get into a vehicle when the suspect approached and demanded the car.

Police say, during the course of the incident, the suspect opened fire on the victim, before speeding off in the vehicle.

EMS rushed to the scene to assist the victim who reportedly suffered a gunshot wound to the back.

Police are looking for a blue 4-door 1999 Buick Century that was taken by the suspect according to police.

Authorities say the victim was transported to Jersey City Medical center where doctors began treatment.

The shooting remains under investigation.