Two dead and four injured in Jersey City shooting

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The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and Jersey City Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting that left two dead and four others injured.

According to the HCPO, on May 21, shortly before 11 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received multiple reports of gunshots fired in the area of Crescent Avenue and Brinkerhoff Street in Jersey City.

Officers found six Jersey City residents with gunshot wounds,  two of whom suffered fatal injuries.

Officers found an unresponsive man in a vehicle in the area of Crescent Avenue and Brinkerhoff Street with a gunshot wound to the torso. The man, later identified as Randolph Black, Jr., 25, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 11:15 p.m.

Officers found a second unresponsive man at the corner of Crescent Avenue and Brinkerhoff Street with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso and extremities. He was later identified as Jason Crutcher, 26. He was treated at the scene before being transported by EMS to JCMC. He was pronounced dead at approximately 11:50 p.m.

A third man, 26, was found in the area of 55 Crescent Avenue with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso. A fourth victim,25, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his lower torso and a lower extremity. They were both treated at the scene before being transported by EMS to JCMC for treatment.

A fifth man, 35, suffered a gunshot wound to an upper extremity. He was transported privately to JCMC where he was treated for his injuries, and a female victim, 20, was found inside a business at 110 Monticello Avenue where she was being treated for multiple gunshot wounds. She was transported by EMS to JCMC where she was treated for her injuries.

The HCPO Homicide Unit is investigating this case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to call 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.