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State probes 2 shootings involving police in New Jersey

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Posted at 3:35 PM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 15:35:37-04

TRENTON, N.J. — State authorities are investigating a pair of shooting deaths involving police that occurred over the Memorial Day weekend in New Jersey.

The attorney general’s office said a male civilian sustained fatal injuries in a shooting involving state police that occurred at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday on the Garden State Parkway in Bass River.

The office reported that another male civilian sustained fatal injuries in another shooting involving a officer in Paterson shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday.

The names of the two men weren’t immediately released. No further information was immediately released on the circumstances of either shooting.