Monitoring Desk: Mother’s Day Bike Blessing were attacked in New Jersey, United States killing at least one person, reports Dispatch News Desk. At least three were wounded.
According to initial details, one teenager was killed who was shot in head in a shooting at a Mother’s Day bike blessing in Newark, New Jersey at evening. On 16 year old boy died instantly, indicated eyewitnesses. According to CBS 2, police said that there was more than one gunman involved in the shooting. However, no man has been arrested so far.
The shooting took place near Springfield Avenue and South 19th Street during a motorcycle blessing event. At least three victims injured by gunfire have been taken to a hospital, NJ.com reported.
Police have cordoned off entire area and detectives were investigating at the scene, a chief assistant prosecutor with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Thomas S. Fennelly, has confirmed.
The “Blessing of the Bikes” annual event was meant to mark the beginning of the biking season.
The shooting happened at 7:45 p.m. in the area of 19th Avenue and S. 16th Street in Newark, just a few blocks away from the headquarters of the Newark Knights Motorcycle Club, which was holding an event for Mother’s Day on Sunday afternoon and evening, according to the club’s website.
It may be mentioned that the Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson indicated on Sunday that use of social media enables the Islamic State militants to reach into different countries, including the United States. He indicated possibility of lone wolf attack in United States.
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Talking to ABC news on Sunday, he feared about unexpected terrorist threats posed to United States and vowed greater effort to make state and local law enforcement more reliable and encourage them to be “vigilant” against independent (suspects) actors.
“Because of the use of the Internet, we could have little or no notice in advance of an independent actor attempting to strike,” he added.
Effective use of social media enables the Islamic State militants to reach into different countries, including the United States, and “inspire” people to support terrorism, the Homeland security secretary said.