Cousins injured in Jersey City shooting, authorities say
Updated 9:38 AM;
Posted 9:36 AM
By Patrick Villanova
The Jersey Journal
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. http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2018/02/cousins_injured_in_jersey_city_shooting_authoritie.html