Trenton brings in new year with murder, shootings
TRENTON — Trenton exploded into 2013 with a wave of shootings that have left one dead — the first homicide of the new year — and seven wounded.
Eleven people have been shot in Trenton within the past three days.
The city’s first homicide of 2013 happened roughly an hour after the calendar flipped outside the Passion’s nightclub on East State and Chambers Streets.
According to sources, the victim, whose identity has not been released by police, allegedly cut in front of the suspect in line. The victim then got into a scuffle with the suspect and pushed him to the ground. The suspect, while on the ground, pulled out a .45 handgun and fired two shots, one hitting the victim in the leg and the other in the side of his head, killing him.
The last shooting of 2012 happened at 9 p.m. on the 100 block of Oakland Street. A man was shot once in the leg in the same area where three people were shot Sunday afternoon. The victim is expected to survive.
Following the nightclub homicide at 3:05 a.m., three Hispanic men were shot near Emery and Division Streets. One victim was hit in the hand while another was shot in the leg and a third man was shot three times in the chest. The man with the torso wounds is in critical condition while the other two sustained non-life threatening injuries.
At 4:49 a.m. on the 300 block of Jersey Street, a man was shot once in his calf and is expected to survive.
Around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday on the 100 block of Mott Street, a man was shot multiple times and ran inside a home following an altercation outside. His injuries are non-life threatening.
Later around 1:40 p.m., a man was shot in the mouth and neck on the unit block of New Rose Street. At the scene, police were seen looking into a black sedan pulled up on the sidewalk. The victim’s injuries are considered to be non-life threatening.
Anyone with information regarding the shootings is asked to call the Trenton Police confidential tipline at (609) 989-3663 or the Crimestoppers tipline at (609) 278-8477.
Those wishing to text a tip regarding the shootings can send a message labelled TCSTIPS to Trenton Crime Stoppers at 274637.