A sense of unease blankets the city as Hudson County officials launch a thorough investigation into a mass casualty shooting that occurred in the early hours to open the Month of October.
According to a statement released by Jersey City Police, at approximately 2:35 a.m., the tranquility of 264 Culver Avenue was shattered by a hail of gunfire.
Upon arrival at the scene, Spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said dedicated officers of the Jersey City Police Department discovered a 20-year-old female victim wounded by gunshots to her back leg and lower back.
Swiftly, first responders sprang into action, providing crucial aid before transporting her to a local hospital, where she now resides in stable condition.
However, RLS Media learned that the true extent of this tragedy became apparent as it was revealed that other victims had been rushed to the hospital by private vehicles.
Among them, a 33-year-old male bore a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his upper back, a 23-year-old male suffered a similar wound to his right hip, and a 19-year-old had sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his right foot.
In a bizarre twist, a 24-year-old male, who had allegedly been the front passenger in a Dodge Durango attempting to flee the scene, was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Communipaw Avenue.
Spokeswoman Wallace-Scalcione said he, too, fell victim to the violence, sustaining gunshot wounds to his left thigh and right hand.
Fortunately, he, too, is in stable condition after being transported to a local hospital.
Despite the severity of the incident, none of the victims, nor those who assisted in transporting them to the hospital, are cooperating with law enforcement authorities, casting a shadow over the ongoing investigation.
As Jersey City grapples with this unsettling event, the search for answers continues.