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21-year-old fatally shot in Jersey City: prosecutor

Woman shot in Brooklyn, police say
Posted at 8:13 PM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 20:13:22-04

JERSEY CITY — A 21-year-old is man is dead after a shooting in Jersey City Saturday, the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office said.

Jersey City police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Ocean Avenue at just after 3:15 p.m. Saturday. Officers found the victim, a 21-year-old from Jersey City later identified as Akim Ward, with wounds to his upper body.

The victim was taken to a local hospital. He was pronounced dead at 3:31 p.m. Cause of death is pending a medical examiner's findings.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: All information will be kept confidential.