At least four people, including one police officer, were killed in a shootout in Jersey City on Tuesday, authorities said. The shooting broke out in a residential neighborhood and officials believe two suspects were killed in the gunfight, APA reports quoting CBSnews.
The incident began at a cemetery, where officers encountered two people who looked suspicious and engaged them. A detective, who has been identified as Joseph Seals, died from injuries sustained at the scene.
The suspects then barricaded themselves in a grocery store. After the shootout ended, five people were found dead at the store, including two who are believed to be the suspects, Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said at a Tuesday night press conference.
The sheriff's department and a number of police, SWAT and ATF officers were on the scene. Officials said there is "no indication of terrorism."
"Officers have come under attack and we have several wounded. Our hearts are heavy and the violence is not over. We need prayers," the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association said on Twitter.