300 rounds of ammo and 3 pipe bombs found in van at scene of Kosher market shooting

Mayor Steven Fulop tweeted on Wednesday that a review of security cameras show the gunmen “clearly” targeted the Kosher market.

By World Israel News Staff

A first responder from a Jewish organization who was present of the deadly shooting attack in Jersey City told Arutz Sheva on Wednesday that authorities found 300 rounds of ammunition and three pipe bombs in the U-Haul van the shooters were driving.

“I came here about an hour after the shootout finished. I was one of the first to respond to the command,” said Isaac Wollner, a member of the local Chesed Shel Emes organization.

“A U-Haul van found nearby contained some 300 rounds of ammunition and three pipe bombs,” he said.

On Tuesday,  Detective Joseph Seals was killed after spotting two men suspected of homicide at the Bay View Cemetery in Jersey City.

The men then drove a stolen U-Haul van to another part of the city and engaged police in a lengthy shootout from inside the JC Kosher Supermarket on Martin Luther King Drive.

According to the AP, when the standoff ended, the police entered the grocery store and found the bodies of those they believed were the two gunmen and three other people who apparently happened to be there when the assailants rushed in. Police said they were confident the bystanders were shot by the gunmen and not by police.

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Two of the victims from the grocery have been identified as 33-year-old Leah Minda Ferencz, and 24-year-old Moshe Deutsch.

“New York Mayor [Bill] de Blasio did say that it was a targeted attack. The [attacker] had in his van 300 rounds of ammunition with three pipe bombs. So I don’t know if he was targeting this small community.. .with 300 rounds of ammunition, but that’s what he had in his truck,” Wollner said.

Mayor Steven Fulop tweeted on Wednesday that a review of security cameras show the gunmen “clearly” targeted the Kosher market.