Fatal shooting in Bayonne marks second homicide in a week

The incident that occurred uptown on Avenue E is being investigated


A man was shot and killed in Bayonne on March 6, marking the second homicide in under a week. On March 3, Mathew Mortimer was fatally stabbed on Ave. C between 53rd and 54th Streets.

Under investigation

On Saturday, March 6 at approximately 11:15 p.m., the Bayonne Police Department received a report of shots fired in the area of East 49th Street and Avenue E in Bayonne.

Police Officers found a male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, later identified as Anthony Alvarado, 27, of Bayonne, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at approximately 11:59 p.m.

The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. The Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is investigating this case with assistance from the Bayonne Police Department.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or
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.

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