Officer Takes Out Gunman At Trenton Arts Festival, 17 People Shot

The incident happened at the Art All Night Trenton 2018 festival.

Trenton, NJ - 22 people were injured, including a child, after gunmen opened fire at the 24-hour Art All Night Trenton 2018 Sunday morning, according to WPVI.

Gunfire broke out at around 2:45 a.m. at the Roebling Wire Works Building on the 600 block of South Clinton Avenue, according to WPVI.

"Multiple" people at the event opened fire, shooting 17 people.

One gunman is dead, and Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri announced that they believe that a police officer took him out.

A second gunman is in custody.

A 13-year-old boy and three other people are in critical condition.

Irving Higginbotham told WPVI that he was shot 4 times.

"Everybody was having a nice time. The next thing you know, there were gunshots, got shot in the leg, fell on the ground, and that was it," he told WPVI.

Approximately 1,000 people were in the area at the time of the shooting.

It's not clear at this time if the shooters intended to hit other people, or if a gunfight broke out in the crowded area.

The festival was scheduled to run from 3 p.m. Saturday to 3 p.m. Sunday, but the remainder of the event has now been canceled.

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Comments (8)
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bronx163
bronx163

Shocking. Telling me state of nj had a shooting incident with 20 people shot? How can that be? You need a permit which is impossible to get. You need background check. You have to have a conceal carry permit to carry outside the home. You can not have hollow point bullets. So tell me again how state with toughest laws has mass shooting.

Liberals disarm the the people so the Criminals can attack without threat.

Trenton Camden Newark E. Orange Parts of west orange Jersey city All crime ridden areas of state of NJ.

ragnarok1943
ragnarok1943

Art All Night Baby Daddy Festival Trenton @ 3 AM: what could go wrong... Featured art exhibit: Colin Kaepernick with black power salute. https://youtu.be/oY3FY75WL2c

LEO0301
LEO0301

I wonder what kind of person would attend an art fest in the middle of the night? Never mind, I just watched the video and it all became crystal clear.

voiceoftreason
voiceoftreason

Bulak libes be matterin n sheeeeit!

KMdale
KMdale

I'm not even shocked.

2bears
2bears

All night "Baby Daddy Festival" lol. Sounds to me like a couple of "Babies Daddies" got into it bout who is the real "baby daddies" is ! I'll bet money not one of the perps had a legal weapon, Trenton is nothing but another shithole, much like the Southside of Chicago. K you liberals go on and send Hogboy in there to protest gun laws to a state where a upstanding citizen can't get a gun permit issued unless you know someone, what a freaking joke !