Police shut down a section of John F. Kennedy Boulevard as officers investigated a shooting that severely injured a male in Jersey City late Saturday night.
According to a preliminary investigation, gunfire rang out in the vicinity of 3479 John F. Kennedy Boulevard around 10:47 p.m. sending several police units to the scene to investigate.
Upon arrival, police found shell casings on the boulevard and an occupied running vehicle struck by bullets at that location.
Officers placed hospitals in the region on alert after being told by witnesses that a dark-colored truck sped from the scene with the victim possibly inside.
As detectives searched the area for evidence, officials at Hoboken University Hospital contacted police when the seriously injured victim entered the emergency department suffering multiple gunshot wounds, according to police. Police say a black Escalade dropped the victim off at the medical center.
The Hoboken hospital initially treated the victim but then transferred him to Jersey City Medical Center for immediate surgery.
Police have not confirmed the victim's condition as of 4 a.m. and the motive for the shooting is under investigation.
No arrests have been reported.