Active shooter reported in Jersey City, New Jersey

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Jersey City Police respond to shooting on Dec. 10th in Jersey City, NJ.

NBCNewYork

Law enforcement officials in Jersey City, New Jersey, were responding Tuesday to reports of an active shooter, NBC New York reported.

According to a preliminary investigation, a police officer was shot in the head, a senior law enforcement official said.At least one suspect was holed up in a local store, sources said.

About 12 schools in one area of the state’s second-largest city were on lockdown,

were under a “shelter in place” order as a precaution, officials said.

“All students and staff are safe however a number of schools are currently on” lockdown, the Jersey City School District

SWAT teams with Jersey City and state police were among those responding Federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Newark and the FBI were also on the scene.

This is a developing story; please refresh here for updates. 

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