On Tuesday, six people were killed in a shooting in a store in the American city of Jersey City, including three civilians, a police officer and two gunmen, police confirm at a press conference.

At least three others were also injured, including another agent. The local authorities do not assume a terrorist crime.

Police units flew en masse for the shooting. Special units of the American police were engaged in a firefight with the two shooters for about an hour. In the end, officers shot the perpetrators. The motives of the perpetrators are unclear.

During the shooting, a nearby school closed and no one was allowed to leave the building. All students could be brought to safety on time.

Jersey City is located in the US state of New Jersey near the city of New York.