FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Hunterdon law enforcement officials are on “high alert” after the deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh this morning, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.
Kearns said there is no reported link between New Jersey and the Pittsburgh incident, where reportedly eight people were killed and a number of others injured at The Tree of Life Synagogue. In addition, three police officers were shot after responding to the active shooter incident, Kearns said.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families affected by this deadly shooting,” Kearns said. “I have been in contact with police departments throughout Hunterdon County and they have been directed to remain vigilant and show an increased presence at houses of worship in their jurisdictions.
“The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office will continue to bring forth measures to protect Hunterdon County’s faith-based organizations and the community,” Kearns said.
The press release was issued jointly by Kearns and his Chief of Detectives Frank R. Crisologo.