Jersey City shooting suspects “targeted” kosher grocery store, mayor says

Dec 11, 2019 3:25 PM EST

The mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, said a shootout that unfolded there Tuesday was the result of a “targeted” attack on a kosher grocery store. The standoff lasted several hours in a busy neighborhood, which also includes a synagogue and a school.

A police detective and three people in the store were killed, as were the two suspects.

“Last night after extensive review of our CCTV system it has now become clear from the cameras that these two individuals targeted the Kosher grocery location on MLK Dr,” Mayor Steven Fulop tweeted Wednesday morning. He added that police officers prevented the suspects from leaving the location and harming more people.

The civilians killed in the prolonged shootout have been identified as 31-year-old Mindel Ferenz, 49-year-old Miguel Douglas, and 24-year-old Moshe Deutsch.

The suspects were identified as 47-year-old David N. Anderson and 50-year-old Francine Graham, who are also deceased, the attorney general of New Jersey announced Wednesday.

The grocery store is a central fixture in the Orthodox Jewish community that has been growing in Jersey City, across the river from New York City’s Financial District, over the past few years, reports CBS News correspondent Don Dahler.

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