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Teenage Girl Dies After Being Found Shot in Jersey City

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  • A teenage girl found shot and wounded in a northern New Jersey city has died from her injuries, authorities said.
  • Jersey City police responding to reports of shots fired around 10:30 p.m. Monday found Tyeah Garner, 17, with gunshot wounds to her upper body, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.
  • Garner was taken to a hospital but died there early Tuesday. A cause and manner of death have not yet been determined, Suarez said.

A teenage girl found shot and wounded in a northern New Jersey city has died from her injuries, authorities said.

Jersey City police responding to reports of shots fired around 10:30 p.m. Monday found Tyeah Garner, 17, with gunshot wounds to her upper body, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.

Garner was taken to a hospital but died there early Tuesday. A cause and manner of death have not yet been determined, Suarez said.

No other injuries were reported in the incident. No arrests have been made.

A motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

Less than two miles away on Tuesday, police say a 12-year-old boy was shot in the ankle near MLK Drive and Oak Street. When the suspects fled the scene, they crashed into a vehicle and more shots were fired.

Jersey City police eventually caught up to the suspects and three men were arrested.

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