U.S. Chinese website reported that a 24-hour arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey’s capital, early Sunday morning local time, had caused at least 22 people to be injured, one suspect was shot dead, and the other was The police are detained and authorities are investigating the matter.
The shooting took place at about 2:45 in the morning when a 24-hour art festival called “Art All Night Trenton 2018” was being held in a building in the Roebling Market area in Trenton. The event started at 3 p.m. on Saturday and the site stated that the event had entered its twelfth year. This event last year attracted more than 30,000 participants.
The police said that when the incident occurred, two people suddenly fired at the scene. About 1,000 people were present at the scene of the incident. The shooting also triggered a stampede.
On Sunday morning, Mercer County prosecutor Angelo Onofri said at a press conference that the police believe that one of the suspects opened fire on another suspect who had already died.
As of Sunday morning, 22 people were injured in the incident. Among them, 17 were gunshot wounded. Four of them, including a 13-year-old boy, were seriously injured.
Onafi said that several event participants suddenly shot at the scene and found multiple weapons at the scene. At present, the police have confirmed that two of the gunmen, Tahaij Wells, 33, died in the shooting. He had previously been jailed for homicide and was released on parole before the crime. Another suspect, Amir Armstrong, 23, was arrested. The police believe that there should be more than two suspects.
Witness Angelo Nicolo said, “My brother suddenly asked me, ‘Have you heard the gunshots?’ I said, ‘It sounds like firecrackers.” No, it was a gunshot.'” Then we turned around, Together with other people, they ran hard on the street and became a mess.
“The scene is very confusing,” said Darren Zappley, lieutenant of Trenton Police. “A lot of people were shot at the same time.”
After the incident, the organizer stated on social media: “We regret to announce that the event was cancelled because of this tragedy. We still have no answer, but none of our staff, volunteers, festivals, and music festivals were injured. Our hearts are with the wounded.”