The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating the shooting death of 25-year-old Rafael Gomez that took place on Sunday, January 29, 2023 on Summit Avenue in Jersey City.
At approximately 9:35 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of shots fired in the area of Summit Avenue and Poplar Street. Upon arriving, officers located Gomez with apparent gunshot wounds to the torso. He was transported to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 11:09 p.m. The cause and manner of death are pending the results of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
As of now, no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting. The authorities are actively investigating the case and appealing to anyone with information to come forward. The information can be reported by calling 201-915-1345 or through the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office website at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.
The investigation into this incident continues as the authorities work to gather information and gather the facts. The community is asked to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police.