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Jersey City shooting leaves 2 teenage boys hospitalized

Posted at 10:15 AM, Mar 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-26 17:46:01-04

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.