JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Jersey City man was shot and killed on a city street Tuesday, making him the seventh person killed in the city in the past five weeks.
Officers responding to reports of shots fired found Kareem Porter, 21, around 3:40 a.m. Tuesday. He died a short time later at a hospital.
Authorities told The Jersey Journal that Porter had “several apparent gunshot wounds” to his upper body and extremities. But it was not known Tuesday what sparked the shooting or how many assailants may have been involved.
Porter’s slaying was the 13th homicide in Jersey City this year, matching last year’s total.