Cousins injured in Jersey City shooting, authorities say

Cousins injured in Jersey City shooting, authorities say
Cousins injured in Jersey City shooting, authorities say
nA pair of cousins were injured in a shooting Wednesday night in Jersey City’s Journal Square, authorities said. 

Jersey City police responded to the area of Sip and Summit avenues around 11:30 p.m. and found a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his right hand, city spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said. 

The victim, who was uncooperative with police, was taken to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment for the injury, which did not appear to be life-threatening, Wallace-Scalcione said. 

Shortly after the 20-year-old was brought to the hospital, his cousin arrived at JCMC with a graze wound to his left hand, which he suffered in the same incident. The 24-year-old had fled the scene in Journal Square before police got there, Wallace-Scalcione said. 

However, when police interviewed the second victim, he gave them a false location for the incident. Police determined the man had also been shot in the buttock in November and was uncooperative with authorities investigating that incident, Wallace-Scalcione added

Similarly, he fled the scene of the November shooting and later surfaced as a local hospital for treatment, the spokeswoman said. 

On Thursday, Jersey City police arrested the alleged shooter in the Wednesday night incident — Rodney Broadway, 26 — and charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and certain person not to possess a weapon. 

A pair of cousins were injured in a shooting Wednesday night in Jersey City’s Journal Square, authorities said. 

Jersey City police responded to the area of Sip and Summit avenues around 11:30 p.m. and found a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his right hand, city spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said. 

The victim, who was uncooperative with police, was taken to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment for the injury, which did not appear to be life-threatening, Wallace-Scalcione said. 

Shortly after the 20-year-old was brought to the hospital, his cousin arrived at JCMC with a graze wound to his left hand, which he suffered in the same incident. The 24-year-old had fled the scene in Journal Square before police got there, Wallace-Scalcione said. 

However, when police interviewed the second victim, he gave them a false location for the incident. Police determined the man had also been shot in the buttock in November and was uncooperative with authorities investigating that incident, Wallace-Scalcione added. 

Similarly, he fled the scene of the November shooting and later surfaced as a local hospital for treatment, the spokeswoman said. 

On Thursday, Jersey City police arrested the alleged shooter in the Wednesday night incident — Rodney Broadway, 26 — and charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and certain person not to possess a weapon. 


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