Crime Scene Tape

Gun related incidents continued unabated through the Fourth of July holiday.

According to radio reports, gunshots were heard in the vicinity of 90 Neptune Avenue at 3:50 am yesterday.

At 11:20 am yesterday, a man was shot in the leg near 125 Van Nostrand Avenue but refused to cooperate with a police investigation.

At 8 am this morning, residents in the area of 168 Armstrong Avenue reported that their cars had been shot multiple times. Approximately 12 shell casings were recovered nearby.

Cities around the country have experienced a surge in gun violence over the last two years.

The extent of crime generally, and shootings in particular, in Jersey City is unknown. Without explanation, the Fulop administration stopped publishing monthly CompStat crime data in June of 2019.

New York City residents, by contrast, have access to fresh crime data, including shootings, from weekly CompStat reports posted on the city’s website.