Michelle Kim

2 Teenage Boys Shot in Jersey City: Police

Two teenage boys were shot in Jersey City early Sunday morning, police say.

A 13-year-old boy was shot in the back and a 15-year-old was hit in the ankle on Ocean Avenue near Wegman Parkway at about 3 a.m., according to police.

The shooting happened on the sidewalk in front of a preschool called It Takes a Village.

A witness told NBC 4 New York he was walking home around 2 a.m. when he heard five or six gunshots. He ran, then saw two young men hit the ground, he said.

The 13-year-old boy is in critical condition at Jersey City Medical Center. The other boy's injuries are not considered life-threatening, police say.

No arrest has been made.

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