BREAKING NEWS REPORT: This if from on scene, sources and radio reports. If official information is released the story will be updated. We have a reporter and photographer on scene and will have more photos and information as it becomes available.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The carnage continues in a city of horror as three more people were shot tonight just before 5:00 pm. in the 700-800 Block of Stuyvesant Avenue near Hoffman Avenue.
Sources tell MidJersey.News that Trenton Police received a “Shot Spotter” activation with at least 17 rounds fired, and was immediately followed by a 9-1-1 call from a male stating he was shot in the abdomen. Trenton Police, Trenton Fire Department, Trenton EMS and Capital Health Paramedics responded.
When Police, Fire and EMS arrived it was discovered that three people were shot and needed emergency care. Additional ambulances, two more paramedic units and one additional fire engine were send to the scene for help. After fire and EMS treated the patients all three were transported to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center.
An email has been sent to official police sources for comment. Trenton Police usually does not provide comment if the shooting is not fatal in nature. Once the shooting is reported as fatal the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office issues the information. What is contained in this report is what we know and if different official information is received the story will be updated, corrections and additions made.
Sources also tell MidJersey.News that a shots were fired about an hour earlier on Styvasant Trenton Police were looking for a Silver Nissan Altima that was possibly stolen with a shooter in the back of the vehicle. The vehicle drove off towards Prospect Street.
There was also a reported car jacking at 7:30 am this morning. Police are looking for a Toyota Vienna that is beige or silver in color. Reportedly 2 men car jacked the vehicle using a hand gun and an AR-15 style weapon, the guns fit the descriptions of one used in the Pearl Street homicide.
There have been 37 murders in the City of Trenton and many, many other shootings, stabbings and other violence that usually does not get reported in the media. The last murder on November 17, 2020 tied the all time record of 37 set in 2013.
Photos and video by: Brian McCarthy OnScene News