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Victim of NYC Mass Shooting Self-Transported to Jersey City Medical Center

By rlsmetro on
Jersey City

Jersey City Police have notified NYC Police of a person who entered Jersey City Medical Center claiming he was injured in a violent shooting episode in NYC overnight. 

At approximately 2:40 a.m., police responded to reports of shots fired near 561 Garfield Avenue. 

Several Jersey City officers arrived at the scene and found a male victim suffering a non-life-threatening bullet wound at that location. 

While cops investigated the scene, they learned that a second gunshot victim entered Jersey City Medical Center suffering a non-fatal wound. 

NYC Police officials said nine people were shot, one of them fatally, when gunfire erupted in Harlem overnight.

Police said the victims were enjoying a late-night gathering when gunfire rang out.

Police initially were told that two groups were shooting at each other at the scene.

"We just think it was a gathering, a barbecue, to that nature," NYPD Deputy Chief Brian McGee said.

Five of the victims were initially found shot on a footpath over the Harlem River Drive. The others arrived at Harlem Hospital.

At the time of the report, seven men and two women, ranging in age from 21 to 42, were struck in the area of Fifth Avenue and East 139th Street just after 12:35 a.m. Monday.

The motive for the shooting is under an active and ongoing investigation. 

No arrests have been reported.