TRENTON, N. J. – The Latest news about the shooting in a New Jersey arts festival (all times are local):
The organizers behind the all-night New Jersey arts festival disturbed by the gunfire broke out, said that they are deeply saddened, but their dedication to building a better Trenton will never fade.
Two suspects opened fire around 2:45 p.m. during the busy Art All Night-Trenton festival showcases local art, music and food.
Authorities say a suspect is dead and 20 people injured. A second suspect is in custody.
The organisers said on Facebook Sunday, the rest of the festival has been cancelled and that they are “still processing much of it.”
She said it was “shocked” and “deeply saddened”, but their “resolve to build a better Trenton by the community, creativity and inspiration will never fade.”
Art All Night volunteer Theresa Brown said she has never seen or heard about violence such as this.
A local prosecutor says that one suspect is dead and 20 other people were injured, including four critically, after a shooting at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey.
Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri told a press conference early Sunday that 16 of the 20 injured were treated for gunshot wounds.
He says that the two suspects opened fire during a busy festival showcases local art. One of the suspects, a 33-year-old man, was killed.
The authorities say about 1,000 people were in the area when the shooting started, and people stampeded. The nature of the injuries of the four people who are not suffering from gunshot wounds was not immediately known.
Shooting broke out on an all-night cultural festival in Trenton, New Jersey, early Sunday, sending people to flight and departure, at least one person dead and more than a dozen injured, police said.
The recordings started in the Art All Night festival, which showcases local art, music and food a little before 3 pm, and Sunday. The event began Saturday afternoon and was scheduled to continue until Sunday afternoon. Usually attracts thousands of people.
Trenton police Lt. Darren Zappley told The Trentonian that multiple people were shot and were taken to the hospital. The person who was killed was not immediately identified.
Angelo Nicolo told Philadelphia’s 6ABC TV that he and his brother were at the event when they heard loud popping sound. He said that people started running through the street.
“I saw two police officers escort a man who got shot in his leg. They covenant to him, and then him,” Nicolo said.