Six people including police officer killed in shootout in New Jersey

Six people, including a police officer, have been killed in a shootout in New Jersey.

The officer was investigating a murder in Jersey City when he approached two suspects, one of whom opened fire and shot him in the head, police sources told NBC News.

The two suspects then fled in a rental van and were holed up in a grocery store where a fierce gun battle broke out, according to reports.

Police officers arrive to the scene where active shooting is happening in Jersey City on December 10, 2019. - One officer was shot when two gunmen with a long rifle opened fire in Jersey City, New Jersey, on the afternoon of December 10, 2019 , according to two officials. Two suspects were barricaded in a convenience store, the officials said. One officer was being taken to a nearby hospital. (Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP) (Photo by KENA BETANCUR/Afp/AFP via Getty Images)
Image:The incident is not believed to be a terror attack

Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said the shootings started at a cemetery where the officer was gunned down, and continued at a kosher supermarket where five more bodies were found.

Both suspects and three civilians were killed, according to authorities.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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