Two Victims Shot to Death During Multiple Sunday Shootings in Trenton
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April 6, 2020 — Updated again at 11:31 am.
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Authorities have identified the homicide victim from MLK Park as 20-year-old Frederick Mason of Trenton and the homicide victim from Garfield Avenue as 30-year-old Dabree Brannon of Trenton.
The woman who was shot in the head on Hoffman Avenue yesterday has been pronounced dead, making her the third homicide victim from Sunday’s shootings. Authorities have identified her as Quamierah Massey, 24, of Trenton.
The Mercer County Homicide Task Force, the Mercer County Shooting Response Team and the Trenton Police Department are investigating multiple shootings that occurred on Sunday, April 5. Two victims were fatally wounded and five additional victims were injured, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.
The first shooting incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. at Martin Luther King Park. A large group of people were at the basketball court when several suspects approached from Bond Street and fired into the group through an empty lot. As many as 40 shots were reportedly fired. A male victim was struck in the torso and transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. A second male victim was also struck in the torso and he remains hospitalized.
While detectives were investigating the homicide at MLK Park, another shooting occurred in the 100 block of Hoffman Avenue at approximately 7 p.m. A large group of people there were gathering to watch a street fight between two females. A female victim was standing on the sidewalk watching the fight when the suspect approached her from the street and shot her in the head. She was transported to the hospital where she remains in critical condition.
Then around 9 p.m., another shooting occurred in the 400 block of Garfield Avenue. Several people were hanging out in the area when a vehicle drove down the street and fired numerous rounds. One victim was struck in the hand, a second victim was struck in the leg, and a third victim was struck in the head. These three victims were transported to the hospital for treatment. While officers were securing the scene and locating evidence, they located a fourth victim in the backyard of the one of the houses on Garfield Avenue. The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigations are ongoing and no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.