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2 shot at Jersey City's Newport Centre

January 11, 2019 - 6:47 pm

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Two people were shot Friday afternoon at Newport Centre shopping mall in Jersey City, police said.

The shooting took place in the third-floor food court, where police found shell casing.

One person was shot in the arm, another in the abdomen. Both are in critical but stable condition.

At a press conference Friday night, police said, "We don't know if we have the shooter in custody. We have two people in custody."

Police said they believe the incident was targeted and "no friendly person struck by gunfire.

Police spokesman also said it may be a gang-related shooting, adding, "We know some of the players here and some of the victims and we know they weren’t up to anything good." 

Shoppers and their loved ones took to Twitter about the shooting, which took place around 6 p.m.