Shootings continue to plague Jersey City’s streets

Shootings continue to plague Jersey City’s streets

Shootings continue to plague Jersey City’s streets (5/20/13)

JERSEY CITY - A spree of gun violence in Jersey City over the past week or so has left several victims injured and two dead.

The latest incident reportedly happened overnight on Belmont Avenue. One victim was shot and is in critical condition. Two police officers also reportedly received medical treatment.

The incident comes on the heels of another shooting where a 12-year-old Jersey City boy was killed and his father was wounded on a city street Friday night.

Hudson County prosecutors say 12-year-old Gywan Levine Jr. was dribbling a basketball as he and his father, Gywan Sr., walked along Rutgers Avenue.

Witnesses say the pair was approached by two men, and three shots soon rang out. The younger Levine was shot in the shoulder area, while his father was hit in the leg. Both victims were taken to a hospital, but Gywan Jr. was pronounced dead there a short time later. His father remained hospitalized Saturday in stable condition.

Anyone with information on any shooting is asked to call the Jersey City Police Tip Line at (201) 547-JAIL 

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