Jersey City father of two fatally shot; two others injured

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said the MLK Drive shooting is still under investigation.
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Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said the MLK Drive shooting is still under investigation.

JERSEY CITY – Rymaire Stevens, age 28, of Jersey City was fatally shot in the torso on Dec. 3, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez. Media reports say he was a father of two young children.
At about 12:35 a.m., Jersey City police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Martin Luther King Drive and Warner Avenue in Jersey City. Upon arrival, responding officers discovered Stevens’ lifeless body. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause and manner of Stevens’ death are pending an investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
Following an initial investigation, it was discovered that two additional male victims had been transported by private vehicle to the Jersey City Medical Center, where they were treated for their wounds and remain hospitalized in stable condition. One man suffered from an apparent gunshot wound to his torso and the other man suffered from an apparent gunshot wound to a lower extremity. A fourth man also appeared to have been grazed by a gunshot, but refused medical treatment.
No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting. The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating the case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s official website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/ . All information will be kept confidential.