Two people were killed around midnight on Saturday in separate shootings in Trenton, the Mercer County prosecutor’s office said on Sunday.
The deadly shootings followed four separate non-fatal shootings in the capital on Saturday, in which police arrested three suspected gunmen – all teenagers.
The first murder took place in the 400 block of Stuyvesant Avenue just before midnight after officers received an alert from ShotSpotter, the gunshot detection system. Officers found a man with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest. He died shortly after in a city hospital, the prosecutor’s office said.
A second man was taken to hospital by personal vehicle, authorities said. Several bullet casings were located at the Stuyvesant scene and two occupied houses were hit by the gunfire. However, no one in the houses was injured.
Trenton Police later responded to the intersection of Roebling Avenue and Washington Street around 12:50 a.m. Sunday after a report of gunfire, officials said. Officers found a victim in the 800 block of Roebling Avenue without a pulse who was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
No arrests were made in either of the two killings, officials said.
As of 10 a.m. on Saturday, police arrested three teenagers in three non-fatal shootings across the city, a police spokesperson said.
The first was on Oakland Street. Officers who responded to a report of a woman shot there used witness descriptions to locate a 19-year-old suspect who was arrested soon after. The female victim was treated in a hospital.
At approximately 1:15 p.m., officers responding to a report of seven gun shots on Meade Street in East Trenton arrested an uncooperative 17-year-old man who had what appeared to be a gunshot wound from the foot sale , police said. The teenager was taken into custody at a local hospital for treatment.
And at 1:50 p.m., on Stuyvesant Avenue, police arrested an 18-year-old woman suspected of being involved in the shooting of two victims. Another shooter is also wanted, police said.
And at 10 p.m. Saturday, police rushed to Walnut Avenue for a shootout. No arrests were reported in the incident, and information about the victim was incomplete on Sunday, police said.
The shots are still being investigated by the department’s shooting response team.
And the two murders are still under investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force. Anyone with information can contact the working group at 609-989-6406. Advice can also be emailed to [email protected]
– Journalist Kevin Shea contributed to this report.
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