Heavy gunfire reported in Jersey City neighborhood

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Heavy gunfire was exchanged Tuesday over the course of at least an hour in a Jersey City neighborhood.

It was not yet clear if anyone was injured.

SWAT teams responded to the scene, and police have blocked off the major thoroughfare where the shooting occurred. The area has a Catholic school, some stories, a kosher supermarket and a hair stylist. Phones rang unanswered at several businesses. The Catholic parish, Sacred Heart, has closed, and no one answered at its associated school.

Loud volleys of gunfire could be heard at regular intervals but subsided around 2 p.m. in the city, which is just across the Hudson River from Manhattan.