Another Gun Violence Incident in Mercer County This Week Involving Juveniles, This Time in Trenton

November 22, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Police report that there was a shooting in the area of 55 Garfield Avenue this morning only a few blocks from another shooting incident in Hamilton on Saturday night involving juveniles. There were three juveniles in a vehicle, one of the juveniles was grazed by a bullet. It was unclear where he was grazed. No other information is available at this time as the investigation is ongoing.

This is the second incident this week involving juveniles in Mercer County, the first incident was at Greenwood Avenue and Connecticut Avenue in Hamilton Township a few blocks from the Trenton border where a juvenile (reported as 12-year-old) was shot in the leg and head, transported to the hospital and was expected to survive. Hamilton Police are still investigating that incident.

You can read that MidJersey.News story here:

Hamilton Police investigate a shooting involving juveniles in Hamilton Township on November 20, 2021

Hamilton NJ: On November 20, 2021 at approximately 6:34 PM, Hamilton Police were dispatched to the area of the Greenwood Avenue and Connecticut Avenue on a report of shots fired with one person struck in the leg.  Upon arrival Officers located a juvenile victim bleeding from his upper left leg.  A bystander was applying pressure to the area and Officers applied a tourniquet to control the bleeding.  Firefighters from Engine 14 arrived on scene and assisted with treating the victim.  Officers spoke to the juvenile victims who stated they were hanging out on the corner of Greenwood Avenue and Connecticut Avenue when they were approached by males in a silver/gray Honda.  The rear right passenger rolled down the window and began yelling at the juveniles.  The juveniles started to run away when the suspect brandished a handgun and starting firing at them.  The vehicle then fled the scene down Connecticut Avenue towards Hamilton Avenue.  Officers located eighteen shell casings at the scene.  The victim sustained a gunshot wound to his left leg and head.  He was transported to Bristol-Myers Squibb Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University in New Brunswick for further treatment and is in stable condition.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Frank Palmieri of the Hamilton Police Division’s Criminal Investigations Section at 609-581-4041 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.