Man shot and killed Friday night in Trenton
It’s definitely summer in the capital city.
To cap off a deadly, solemn week, another person was killed Friday night in what appears to be a drive-by shootout.
Officials say a male was shot and killed in the 600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard around 9:15 p.m.
Police sources who spoke on condition of anonymity believe the victim in the shooting actually returned fire and was later rushed to the hospital where medical staff pronounced him dead shortly after arrival.
It’s unclear whether the gunman in the car was struck by retaliatory gunfire. No other injuries were reported.
The deceased victim’s age is not known at this time.
The capital city was thrust into national headlines to start the week when a shootout erupted inside a warehouse at the Art All Night celebration in the Roebling Market section of the city.
Authorities say it’s too early to know whether Friday’s murder is related to Sunday’s melee, which resulted in police killing 32-year-old Tahaij Wells as he and other gunmen exchanged fire with a crowd of people running for their lives around them.
“This investigation is just beginning,” Lt. Stephen Varn said late Friday.
The Mercer County Homicide Task Force is investigating the murder. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 609-989-6406.