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Shooting Victim who Arrived at Jersey City Hospital in Taxi Cab said NJ Transit Bus Driver Shot Him

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Jersey City

By: Tracie Carter

Detectives in Jersey City are investigating the motive behind a shooting that injured a male in a section of the city Saturday night. 

A preliminary investigation indicated that at approximately 9:52 p.m., officials at Jersey City Medical Center notified police when a male gunshot victim entered the emergency department suffering gunshot wounds. 

According to reports, the unidentified victim was dropped off in a taxi cab at the medical center. 

Police arrived at the hospital and were told by a witness that the victim was struck by gunfire after an unexplained dispute with a NJ Transit bus driver in the 60's block of Jewett Avenue.

Officers canvassing the area located shell casings in the vicinity of 197 Monticello Avenue. 

NJ Transit Police and Jersey City units investigating the incident reportedly detained the suspect and recovered a weapon at the Hoboken Terminal. 

The incident remains under an active and ongoing investigation. 

NJ Transit officials referred all questions concerning the shooting to the Jersey City Police Department. 

No other injuries were reported. 

IMAGE: Real Garden State