Jersey City man, 21, identified as victim of latest fatal shooting

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The victim in last night’s (August 7) fatal shooting in Jersey City has been identified as a 21-year-old man who police found lying on Forrest Street, riddled with bullets.

 

Ryan Wynn, of Jersey City, becomes the city’s 14th homicide this year, and the eighth since June 30. Authorities are on the hunt for one or possibly two gunmen who fled the scene after the shooting, according to Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Gene Rubino

Wynn was found on Forrest Street near Martin Luther King Drive shortly after 9 p.m., said Rubino. Jersey City cops had been responding to a report of shots being fired.

Upon arrival, they found Wynn lying on the street with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body, according to Rubino.

He was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Rubino said.

According to Rubino, investigators believe one or two men approached Wynn, opened fire and then fled the scene.

There are no descriptions for the gunman or gunmen yet, according to Rubino. It is too early in the investigation to know the motive, he added.

Jersey City is experiencing a surge in gun violence this summer. There have now been more homicides since January -- 14, all but one involved guns -- than there were in all of 2012.

Anyone with information about Wynn’s murder is urged to call the prosecutor’s office homicide unit at (201) 915-1345. All calls will be kept confidential.