1 dead, several injured in Trenton cultural event shooting

Clay Curtis
June 17, 2018

Twenty people have been injured, some critically, in a shooting at an arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey on Sunday.

Sixteen the 20 injured were treated for gunshot wounds, Mercer county prosecutor Angelo Onofri said on Sunday morning.

It happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday at the "Art All Night Trenton 2018" festival at the Roebling Wire Works Building on the 600 block of South Clinton Avenue.

Authorities have not released any information about the second suspected shooter.

Philadelphia said one suspect, a 33-year-old man, was killed during the melee, with another suspect in police custody.

Among the injured is a 13-year-old, who is in extremely critical condition, the prosecutor said.

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He says that two suspects opened fire during a crowded festival that showcases local art.

"It's been a marquee event", Mayor Eric Jackson said of past years, nothing that this year "people came with other intentions".

Eyewitness Angelo Nicolo told WPVI, "All of a sudden, my brother goes to me, 'You hear that gunfire?' I go, 'It sounds like fireworks.' He said, 'No, that's gunfire.' Next thing you know, we turn around and everybody's running down the street".

While local news website site The Trentonian said the festival venue was strewn with broken glass and other debris.

Some victims are undergoing surgery from the gunshot wounds in hospital, according to Trenton police Lieutenant Darren Zappley. That was the advertised closing time for the event, which began at 3 p.m. Saturday. "Not tonight. Not ever", Art All Night said on Facebook. "They bandaged him up and whisked him away".

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