Jersey City Shooting: FBI Looks For Suspect's Van As Mayor Praises Schools

WCBS 880 Newsroom
December 13, 2019 - 5:48 pm
Jersey City Shooting Aftermath

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (WCBS 880) — The FBI is asking the public for help in finding a white van that belonged to one of the suspects in the Jersey City shooting.

Investigators say both suspects, David Anderson and Francine Graham, had been living in the vehicle prior to the shootout on Dec. 10.

The van reportedly has New Jersey license plates B40-JSD.

The FBI has also set up a website for people to share any photos or videos that could help the investigation.

Meanwhile, Mayor Steven Fulop held a press conference Friday to thank students and school staff for their cooperation during the terrifying shootout.

“Thank you everybody for your help on Tuesday, I know that you guys were in the thick of it,” he told Jersey City students.

The mayor said he understands the shooting could have been much worse and the Jersey City school staff was crucial in helping to keep hundreds of children calm and safe for many hours as the tragic events unfolded.

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The school at which Fulop spoke Friday is located just one block from where the shooting took place. All schools in the area were placed on lockdown as soon as bullets began flying at the JC Kosher Supermarket.

“It's scary, because we know that it was happening right outside our windows, so it was pretty concerning for us,” said eight grade teacher Craig Kelly.

Students were moved into hallways, away from windows and distracted with games.

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“We had that feeling that something was going on and that fear that maybe something could happen, but we were safe overall,” Kelly said.

He tells WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell that after the shooting was over, he had an emotional reunion with his family.