18-year-old man fatally shot inside apartment in Hoboken projects

HOBOKEN — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old male in Hoboken on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 24.
A spokesman for the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said the shooting took place around 3 p.m. inside an apartment in the 300 Marshall Drive building in the Hoboken public housing projects. The projects are located in Hoboken’s southwest corner.
The mile-square city usually vacillates between 0 and 1 murders per year. However, drug arrests in that part of town are not uncommon.
“The investigation is ongoing but we can confirm that there was a homicide in an apartment of 300 Marshall Drive this afternoon of an 18 year-old male,” said Police Chief Ken Ferrante. “Media inquiries are to go to through the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office but if anyone has any information please contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office of our investigative bureau at (201) 420-2110.”
Three years ago, three teens from Jersey City were arrested for an alleged ‘knockout game” assault of a homeless man a few blocks away.

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