JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Authorities are seeking a motive for a shooting that left two teenage boys hospitalized.
Jersey City police say the shooting occurred shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday when the teens were walking along Ocean Avenue.
"You have to worry about the young ones with the guns and stuff," said Sylvia Oyola, a mother of two who lives in the area and fears for her children.
The shooting happened not far from a pre-school.
"My biggest concern is getting struck by a bullet when walking with my kids," said Oyola.
A 13-year-old boy who was shot in the back was in critical condition. The other victim, 15, was being treated for an ankle wound that wasn't considered life-threatening. Both teens are expected to recover.
Investigators have notified the Division of Family and Youth Services.
Detectives are looking for at least one gunman.
No arrests have been made.