Jersey City, NJ-One police officer has been shot in the head amid an ongoing active shooter situation at a bodega in Jersey City Tuesday.
Sources described the attack as an "ambush," and said at least one man was holed up in a bodega with a long gun for hours. One suspect is believed to still be in the bodega while another may have tried to flee the store and escape to a nearby school.
Heavily armed local and state officers in SWAT trucks swarmed the scene, ducking behind doorways and store entrances -- some even crawling along sidewalks, closely pressed to the ground -- as they zeroed in on the bodega where the suspect was believed to be barricaded.
Gunshots -- dozens of them, it appeared -- continued to pop off throughout the afternoon, based on audio from the scene. The streets in the immediate area were totally empty of what would normally be heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
The condition of the officer is unknown at this time. The situation is ongoing and will be updated as information becomes available.
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