Prosecutor’s Office: Two victims shot in West New York

19-year-old Steven Flores killed in apparent homicide, second victim in stable condition

The Prosecutor's Office is seeking information following the Dec. 23 homicide.
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The Prosecutor's Office is seeking information following the Dec. 23 homicide.

One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting incident in West New York last Sunday.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office reported that on Dec. 23, shortly after 12 a.m., the West New York Police Department received a report of shots fired in the area of 61st Street and Park Avenue in West New York.

Responding officers found an unresponsive male with an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body.

The victim, later identified as 19-year-old Union City resident Steven Flores, was transported by emergency medical services to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 1 a.m.

The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the neck, and determined the manner of death to be a homicide, according to the prosecutor.

A second victim who suffered non-life threatening injuries was also found at the scene. He was transported by Emergency Medical Services to the hospital where he remains in stable condition.

The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the West New York Police Department.

No arrests have been made at this time. The Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with information to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at (201) 915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.