1-year-old shot in Jersey City

1 year-old boy shot Joe Shine | The Jersey Journal

Jersey City – A baby boy was shot in New Jersey on Saturday. Drama could not escape the 1-year-old’s day-after-Christmas car ride as reported by Jonathan Lin for the Jersey Journal.

streetCorner_bergenAndHarrison13The baby was shot while sitting in the back seat of a car in Jersey City. He was hit in the right cheek by either glass or bullet fragments.

The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m., when the scene developed across the street from a post office.

A man begin firing a gun at the intersection of Bergen and Harrison before fleeing. The baby was sitting the backseat of a car, while his father was in the front seat. The baby’s mother had entered the post office.

Jersey City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said the baby’s injury are not life-threatening.

Jersey City mayor Steve Fulop said in a statement “thankfully, the baby will recover” and called gun violence in major cities “a national epidemic.”

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Investigators believe that the car was not the intended target but Tu “Linda” Nguyen said that the shots were fired at a parked vehicle and that the vehicle’s rear window shattered.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Jersey City Police Department’s confidential tip line at 201-547-JAIL.