Man fatally shot in Jersey City; 4th slaying there in 7 days

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By 1010 WINS

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- A man was found shot to death in Jersey City, the fourth fatal shooting there in the past seven days, according to police.

Officials responded to reports of shots fired around 6:30 p.m. Monday and found 23-year-old Javone Smith at Martin Luther King Drive and Myrtle Avenue Hudson County Prosecutor's Office reported.

Smith had been shot multiple times in the upper body and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where shortly after, he was pronounced dead.

Officials are investigating a motive for the shooting.

It is not clear if the shooter targeted Smith, who was a Jersey City resident, or if he was shot in a random attack.

It's not known if the shooting was connected to three recent shootings in the area that have occurred along a 1.3-mile stretch, authorities said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.