How the Jersey City shooting unfolded
JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY — Investigators are not sure why two shooters launched a deadly attack at a New Jersey kosher grocery store, federal and state officials said on Wednesday.
Reuters reports that six people, including two shooters, three civilians and a police officer, died in a series of events that ended in a police shootout on Tuesday in Jersey City.
According to NBC News, New Jersey Gov.
Phil Murphy, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and other law enforcement leaders at the state and federal level held a press conference Wednesday to detail what took place during the incident.
According to Grewal, it is believed at some point Tuesday, 47-year-old David Anderson and 50-year-old Francine Graham encountered and killed Jersey City police Det.
Joseph Seals in the Bayview Cemetery in Jersey City.
At roughly 12:21 p.m., a white U-Haul van driven by Anderson parked directly across the street from the JC Kosher Supermarket.
Seconds later, Anderson exited the driver side door armed with a rifle as he walked toward the supermarket and immediately began shooting.
Graham, who was sitting in the passenger's side of the van, then followed Anderson into the store.
Inside the supermarket, the suspects encountered four civilians.
Three of these civilians were killed and one survived a gunshot wound.
Around 12:38 p.m., a bystander called 911 to report Seals' body in the cemetery.
Grewal said that at approximately 12:43 p.m.
Jersey City Police Department personnel arrived on scene and engaged the two suspects in an hours-long shootout.
At approximately 3:25 p.m., an armored police vehicle broke through the front of the supermarket.
Around 3:47 p.m., law enforcement discovered Anderson and Graham's bodies inside the supermarket.
According to NBC News, authorities are currently in the process of identifying all available video footage from the incident.