Jersey City shootout kills six people; suspects dead

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) – Six people have been killed in a furious gunbattle that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy gunfire for hours.

Authorities say the dead are a police officer, three bystanders and two suspects. Police Chief Michael Kelly is not saying exactly what set off the shooting Tuesday just across the Hudson River from New York City.

He says the officer who died was trying to stop some “bad guys” near a cemetery. The gunmen then traveled to another part of the city in a stolen rental van and engaged police in a lengthy shootout from inside a kosher supermarket.

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