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BREAKING: Arrests Reported in Kearny Shots-Fired Incident; Suspects Caught in Newark

By rlsmetro on

UPDATE: 11:48 a.m. This is a police-involved shooting by Kearny Police. 

Authorities in Hudson and Essex County are investigating a shots-fired incident that occurred on a street in Kearny a short time ago. 

According to a preliminary investigation, witnesses near the intersection of Midland and Kearny avenues said they observed what appeared to be undercover officers engaged in an operation shortly before gunfire rang out and a vehicle sped away from the scene just before 9:20 a.m.

Police say a chase occurred, then entered Newark's Downtown where the suspects bailed from the vehicle near Raymond Boulevard and Commerce Street just before 9:35 a.m.

A juvenile and an adult were captured after a brief foot pursuit then turned over to Kearny Police. Officials have confirmed that a Kearny Police officer fired their weapon during the incident.

An officer reportedly was transported to the hospital from the Midland Avenue crime scene for blood exposure.

Hudson County Prosecutor’s office is responding to the scene.