Monitoring Desk: Mother’s Day Bike Blessing attacked in New Jersey, killing at least one person while three are wounded. More details are arriving. Event look like a terror attack.
“No information on the shooter or what may have provoked the shooting were immediately available”, US media reported.
The Mayor of Newark while responding to incident said that he had not enough police for such huge event but approval was given.
According to initial details, one teenager was killed who was shot in head in a shooting at a Mother’s Day bike blessing in Newark, New Jersey.
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N.J dot com reported that the shooting took place near Springfield Avenue and South 19th Street during a motorcycle blessing event. At least three victims injured by gunfire have been taken to a hospital, NJ.com reported.
Police have cordoned off entire area and detectives were investigating at the scene, a chief assistant prosecutor with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Thomas S. Fennelly, has confirmed.
The “Blessing of the Bikes” annual event was meant to mark the beginning of the biking season.
It may be mentioned that the Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson expressed fears for attack in United States and indicated that Islamic State militants could attack in USA.
While talking to ABC news on Sunday (just hours before attack), he feared about unexpected terrorist threats posed to United States and vowed greater effort to make state and local law enforcement more reliable and encourage them to be “vigilant” against independent (suspects) actors.
“Because of the use of the Internet, we could have little or no notice in advance of an independent actor (terrorist) attempting to strike,” he added.
Effective use of social media enables the Islamic State militants to reach into different countries, including the United States, and “inspire” people to support terrorism, the Homeland security secretary said.
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