Jersey City child Jayden Thaxton stable after being shot

Jayden Thaxon 5, was only a block away from his classroom when was shot in the abdomen. (6/5/14)

JERSEY CITY - Authorities say a 5-year-old boy who was shot in the abdomen in Jersey City is in stable condition after undergoing surgery.

The shooting happened right after P.S. 14 let out around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Union Street.

Jayden Thaxon was only a block away from his classroom when was shot in the abdomen. He was taken to Jersey City Medical Center, where he underwent surgery.

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It wasn't clear what sparked the shooting, but neighbors say they saw people running through the streets and heard shots being fired.
    
No arrests have been made.

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