Teen shot in the head in Trenton dies in the hospital
The teen who was shot in the head during a shootout Tuesday night was pronounced dead at the hospital Thursday morning.
Kyler Bragg, 15, was one of four teens shot around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday during a shootout near the intersection of Division and Hewitt streets.
Investigators believe some of the teens in the group were targeted as retaliation for terrorizing the neighborhood through robberies.
“People were afraid to come out of their homes because of the robberies,” a source who spoke on condition of anonymity said.
In addition to Bragg, who was shot in the head and leg, a 16-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to the arm, a 16-year-old female was struck in the shoulder and back, and a 16-year-old male was shot in the thigh.
More than a dozen shell casings littered the crime scene, which spanned a few blocks. Police believe at least one teen returned fire after the initial suspect or suspects fired at the group.
As of press time Thursday, no arrests have been made as investigators try to narrow down the suspect list.
“They have a lot of enemies because they were robbing people,” a source said.
Bragg is the first murder victim under the age of 18 to die in the capital city this year. Dating back to 2013, at least one person under the age of 18 has been killed in Trenton each year.
Last year, three juveniles were gunned down in the street.
The Mercer County Homicide Task Force is investigating the shooting and no arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call (609) 989-6406 or the Trenton Crime Stoppers tip line at (609) 278-8477.