JERSEY CITY, NJ -  A 25-year-old Jersey City man was shot and killed in the area of Cator Avenue and Rose Avenue Tuesday, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.

In a statement Suarez announced that members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area just after 8:30 p.m. on a report of shots fired.

Once on scene responding officers were informed that the victim, later identified as Damone Smith, 25, was transported to Jersey City Medical Center in a private vehicle. Smith suffered gunshot wounds to the upper body and was pronounced dead at approximately 2:15 a.m. Wednesday.

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The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this case. No arrests have been made at this time. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at:

All information will be kept confidential.

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