Three-Year-Old Child Died By Self-Inflicted Gunshot In Trenton

June 14, 2023

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Assistant Prosecutor Mary Sparkman from the Mercer County Prosecutors Office told that today, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force responded to Princeton Avenue in the City of Trenton on a report of a three-year-old child suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The child has been pronounced deceased by Capital Health Hospital. The firearm was recovered and there is no threat to the public. The investigation is ongoing.

A crime scene was set up in the 1300 Block of Princeton Avenue near Heil Avenue. Detectives were actively investigating the scene.

“Today, Trenton suffered a young child’s death due to gunshot wounds in the home. The matter is currently under investigation. This horrific act calls to mind the senselessness of gun deaths and innocent children in harm’s way. The city grieves for the family’s loss, and we ask you to keep them in your prayers.” — City of Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora

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