JERSEY CITY (VINnews) — Although the shooting attack taking place in Jersey City has apparently been centered at a local Kosher supermarket and there are Jewish casualties among the dead and wounded, the attack is apparently not intended to specifically target the Jewish community.

“At this time, reports indicate this is a criminal incident and does not appear to be a targeted attack against the Jewish community. We will continue to monitor and update,” The Secure Community Network, a Jewish security organization in North America, tweeted.

“According to senior sources I spoke to minutes ago, it feels as if the incident in Jersey City was not a terror attack or a hate crime. However, the event is not over yet, the situation is ongoing and at this stage it is only a feeling,” Consul General of Israel in New York Dani Dayan tweeted.

One Jersey City resident told CBS News that it is “a very high crime area. We’re used to gunshots, but nothing like this that’s happening now.”

The New Jersey State PBA tweeted, “We need a lot of prayers right now for Jersey City officers. Keep all those involved in your thoughts.”