Police officers arrive to the scene where an active shooting was taking place in Jersey City, New Jersey [Kena Betancur/AFP]

Multiple people were killed on Tuesday after a shooting in the US state of New Jersey led to a firefight with dozens of law enforcement officers, officials said.

Among the dead was a police officer. Two more officers and a civilian were wounded. 

The three people wounded were in stable condition, Hudson Country Prosecuter Esther Surarez said in a Tweet. 

The #HCPO is confirming that one police officer has been fatally shot today in #JerseyCity. Two add’l officers & one civilian have also been struck by gunfire but they are stable. Avoid the entire area surrounding MLK Blvd & Bayview Ave. More

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