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5-year-old boy shot in Jersey City

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NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) -

A 5-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen in Jersey City, N.J., Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

The shooting happened in at a building at Martin Luther King Drive and Union Street at about 3:30 p.m., police said.

Responders rushed the boy to Jersey City Medical Center.  He was listed in stable condition after undergoing surgery.  A hospital spokesman said the boy was moving and talkative.  He remained in the hospital overnight.

It's unclear what sparked the shooting but neighbors say they saw people running through the street and heard shots being fired.

Police had not made any arrests.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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