UPDATE: Double shooting in Trenton leaves one dead, one hospitalized

February 23, 2021

See MidJersey.News’ related Breaking News story here: Two shot, one critical in Trenton shooting at Sunoco Gas Station

By: Tyler Eckel

TRENTON (MERCER)– The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Shooting Response Team are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday night that left one dead, one hospitalized, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J Onofri reported.

The shooting occurred around 6:30 pm Monday, when Trenton Police responded to the Sunoco Gas Station located at 110 Sanhican Drive on multiple calls reporting two people shot. Upon arrival, Trenton Police discovered two males shot out front of the store. Both victims were transported to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center.

Khalil Gibbs, 25, of West Windsor was shot in the torso and transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead a few hours later. A second victim, a 20-year-old Trenton resident, was shot in the face and remains hospitalized.

No arrests have been made in connection to the shooting.

Trenton Police Director Sheilah A. Coley released in a statement, “First and foremost, our condolences go out to the families of the victims of this senseless violence.  The Trenton Police Department has been working with the community in an effort to reduce crime in the city, particularly violent crime.  After a very difficult 2020, our cooperative efforts seem to be helping.  We have not seen a murder in the city for 76 days.  While this is not a cause for celebration, we believe it was because of our efforts to work directly with the community and we will continue to do so.  Additionally, our law enforcement partners play an integral part in crime reduction.  We will continue to work alongside our county, state, and federal law enforcement partners as part of a coordinated plan to root out drugs and guns in our neighborhoods. The result of such coordination was seen in a recent joint operation just last month that seized multiple firearms and arrested 18 individuals, several of whom were wanted for murder.”

This is Trenton’s first homicide of 2021.

Anyone with information is asked to call (609)989-6406. Information can also be emailed to mchtftips@mercercounty.org.

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