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Two young men in New Jersey are recovering Wednesday after being struck multiple times in an officer-involved shooting that reportedly unfolded around the time they were setting off fireworks.

A group of police officers were patrolling a housing complex in Jersey City late Monday night when an “incident occurred which resulted in all three police officers discharging their weapons,” Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement Tuesday.

She added that preliminary investigations revealed “fireworks were being shot in the area of this incident” and that both victims, ages 21 and 19, received medical treatment after suffering non-life threatening injuries.

The 21-year-old was identified by Pix11 as Davonte Moore, a football player at Iowa Western Community College. His mother told the station her son was shot three times in the legs and that she fears he will never take the field again.

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