Police officers won't be charged in shooting of 2 men who had fireworks

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Three Jersey City police officers who shot and wounded two men this summer near a public housing complex after mistaking fireworks for gunshots will not face charges.

According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, a grand jury reviewed the July 1 shooting and found there was sufficient evidence to conclude the officers' actions were reasonable.

The shooting occurred shortly after the two men got out of a car.

Authorities say the pair were seen extending their arms “in a firing position.”

The men were not armed with guns, they actually were shooting Roman candles at a group of people standing in front of building.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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