Authorities Investigate Shooting Outside NJ Kosher Market as Hate Crime

HeadlineDec 12, 2019

In Jersey City, New Jersey, hundreds of people gathered Wednesday night to mourn victims of Tuesday’s mass shooting, which authorities are calling a hate crime. Authorities say the shootout began when two suspects killed a police officer and then fled to a kosher supermarket, where a gun battle with police unfolded. The alleged assailants were linked to the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, described as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The shootout left six people dead and follows a pair of deadly attacks at U.S. synagogues within the past 14 months, including the 2018 attack at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh that claimed 11 lives.

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