16-year-old boy fatally shot in Jersey City: police

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File photo of police tape at a scene

File photo of police tape at a scene.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Officials in Jersey City on Tuesday said an investigation was launched after a teenage boy was shot and killed late Monday night in the New Jersey city.

According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, police responded just after 10:30 p.m. to a report of shots fired in the area of Bergen Avenue, near Dwight Street, in the West Bergen area of the city.

Responding officers arrived to find a 16-year-old boy with gunshot wounds to the upper body, authorities said.

The teen, later identified as Kaheem Taylor, was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:15 p.m.

Officials said the cause and manner of the boy’s death would be determined by the medical examiner and that the prosecutor’s office’s homicide unit and the Jersey City Police were actively investigating the deadly shooting.

No arrests had been made as of Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at (201) 915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on their website here.

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