BP Adams: 2 victims of Jersey City shooting are from Brooklyn

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JERSEY CITY -

A mass shooting at a kosher grocery store in Jersey City left six people dead Tuesday, including a police detective.

Two of the victims are ‘natives of Brooklyn’ according to Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. 

Adams tweeted out the news, saying, "This news further sharpens the pain of this #masshooting for our Jewish community. We mourn together. May their memories be a blessing."

As reported, the gunfire first broke out at a cemetery in Jersey City.  An officer was fatally shot in the gunfight.

The shooting then continued at a kosher supermarket about a mile away, where five more bodies, including the two suspected shooters, were found.

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The slain officer has been identified as 40-year-old Det. Joseph Seals. Two other officers were injured in the shooting, but have since been released from the hospital.

Mayor Bill de Blasio released a statement on the shooting reading in part, "although there is no credible or specific threat against New York City, I have directed the NYPD to assume a state of high alert. NYPD assets are being redeployed to protect key locations in the Jewish community and will be announcing additional measures later today."

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