Man shot and killed in Wilbur section

A man is dead after being shot in the city’s Wilbur Section, authorities said.

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and the Trenton Police confirmed that a man was killed in front of Martinez Liquors on Saturday just before 1:00 p.m.

According to Casey DeBlasio, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office, a man in his 40s was found outside of the liquor store at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Chambers Street around 12:45 after police were called to the area. Area residents reported hearing as many as five shots.

The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Currently, authorities have said there is no suspect in the killing.

Police are also investigating a separate East Ward shooting that occurred in the shadow of Trenton Central High School at the Shell Gas Station at the corner of Greenwood and Chambers around 5:00 a.m. Sources said that the male victim was shot three times and was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center with what sources said were non-life threatening wounds. That incident which occurred just blocks from the homicide remains under investigation. The crimes do not appear to have any connection at this point in time.

The murder is being investigated by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force. Anyone with information is asked to call (609) 989-6406, or use the Trenton police confidential tip line at (609) 989-3663. Tipsters may also call the Trenton Crime Stoppers tipline at (609) 278-8477. Those wishing to text a tip regarding the killing can send a message labeled TCSTIPS to Trenton Crime Stoppers at 274637.

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