UPDATE (5:41 p.m. EST): President Trump has been updated on the sitaution.
Just received a briefing on the horrific shootout that took place in Jersey City, NJ. Our thoughts & prayers are w/ the victims & their families during this very difficult & tragic time. We will continue to monitor the situation as we assist local & state officials on the ground.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2019
UPDATE (3:43 p.m. ET): Multiple people, including one police officer, were killed in the shooting, the office of Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez and Mayor Steven Fulop confirmed.
The #HCPO is confirming that one police officer has been fatally shot today in #JerseyCity. Two add'l officers & one civilian have also been struck by gunfire but they are stable. Avoid the entire area surrounding MLK Blvd & Bayview Ave. More info to follow.— ProsecutorSuarezHCPO (@HCPOProsecutor) December 10, 2019
UPDATE: More scenes from Jersey City.
UPDATE: On-the-ground reporters have been sharing some disturbing audio/video footage from earlier.
UPDATE: Police confirm that Sacred Heart School, which had been placed on lockdown, has been cleared and that no children are in danger.
UPDATE: A full fledged gunfight with the shooters is ongoing. A third suspect may be on the loose.
WATCH LIVE: Police don gas masks as gunfight continues on Jersey City street: https://t.co/Bzzp0aijSo #cbsnewyork #jerseycity #NJ #breaking #breakingnews | More: https://t.co/NJWLSOwDsv pic.twitter.com/xdce6uLgrL— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) December 10, 2019
An active shooting has been reported at a Kosher Bodega in Jersey City, New Jersey. The two individuals, believed to be a man and a woman, had fired upon police and pedestrians from a building on Martin Luther King Drive, according to nj.com. Two cops have reportedly been shot, one of whom was shot in the head. Jersey City Board of Education President Sudhan Thomas confirmed that all schools in the area are on lockdown. The ATF is responding.
#BREAKING UPDATE: 1 cop shot in head amid ongoing active shooter situation at bodega in Jersey City Tuesday, according to preliminary investigation, senior law enforcement official tells News 4; situation is fluid and information is developing rapidlyhttps://t.co/nkeRu6WuTg— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) December 10, 2019
We need a lot of prayers right now for Jersey City officers. Keep all those involved in your thoughts.— New Jersey State PBA (@NJSPBA) December 10, 2019
Police have reportedly heard "at least 20 gunshots," according to Fox News reporter Bryan Llenas, who is on the scene.
President Trump has been briefed on the situation.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated with additional information.