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Jersey City police chief: Officers were 'brave' in deadly gunflight

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Published on December 11, 2019 - Duration: 03:12s

Jersey City police chief: Officers were 'brave' in deadly gunflight

At least six people, including one police officer and two suspected gunmen, were killed in a shootout around a New Jersey grocery store.

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Jersey City police chief: Officers were 'brave' in deadly gunflight

Five people - three civilian victims and the two suspects - were pronounced dead inside the store - and a police detective also died in an exchange of gunfire in which hundreds of rounds were fired, Police Chief Michael Kelly said.

He said he believed the dead were all struck by gunfire from the suspects, who arrived at the scene in U-Haul truck and held police at bay around the store for hours in a deadly standoff.

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