Two Shot, One Dead Sunday Morning in Jersey City

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – Two people were shot early Sunday morning in Jersey City on Monticello Avenue. According to police, one victim was killed and the other was rushed to the hospital where they are in critical condition at this time.

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said, “On Sunday, at approximately 3:02 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department was notified of shots fired in the area of Monticello Avenue and Astor Place in Jersey City.”

A statement by the Jersey City Police Department said, “Responding Officers located two victims – a 46-year-old man with an apparent gunshot wound to the middle body and a 49-year-old man with an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body.”

Both victims were transported to Jersey City Medical Center. Keshean Nettles, 46, of Jersey City, was pronounced dead at approximately 3:35 a.m. The Cause and Manner of Death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

The 49-year-old victim, a Jersey City resident, remains hospitalized in critical condition.

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