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One person was killed and at least 22 others injured when a gunman opened fire during the Arts All Night Festival in Trenton, N.J. on Sunday morning (June 17). According to officials, multiple fights had broken out among neighborhood gangs shortly before the shoot occurred, prompting the Trenton Police Department to begin diffusing estival goers.

“Those individuals, however, continued to loiter and additional fights broke out and then the shooting occurred,” Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri told NBC 10.

Of the 22 injured, 17 of the victims were shot, while others who were hiding behind cars were hurt when the vehicles began to flee. “The street is just flooding with people running, you know, unfortunately there was a girl who was shot in the leg, she was on top of my car,” witness Samuel Kanig told NBC.

Tahaij Wells, 32, and Amir Armstrong, 23, were among those who opened fire at each other. Nearly 1,000 people were in the area at the time of the shooting. Wells was shot and killed by police and had reportedly been on parole since February for homicide. Armstrong is in stable condition and is charged with unlawful possession of a handgun.

NBC adds that police are investigating an attempted carjacking that occurred near the venue. Investigators also recovered multiple weapons after the shooting, one being a handgun “with an extended capacity magazine that contained more ammunition than permitted under New Jersey law.”

Hours after the shooting, people began gathering near the scene and dropping off flowers for victims.

Read more here.

Concert crowd in silhouettes of Music fanclub with taking photo by smart phone

Source: Photographer is my life. / Getty

One person was killed and at least 22 others injured when a gunman opened fire during the Arts All Night Festival in Trenton, N.J. on Sunday morning (June 17). According to officials, multiple fights had broken out among neighborhood gangs shortly before the shoot occurred, prompting the Trenton Police Department to begin diffusing estival goers.

“Those individuals, however, continued to loiter and additional fights broke out and then the shooting occurred,” Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri told NBC 10.

Of the 22 injured, 17 of the victims were shot, while others who were hiding behind cars were hurt when the vehicles began to flee. “The street is just flooding with people running, you know, unfortunately there was a girl who was shot in the leg, she was on top of my car,” witness Samuel Kanig told NBC.

Tahaij Wells, 32, and Amir Armstrong, 23, were among those who opened fire at each other. Nearly 1,000 people were in the area at the time of the shooting. Wells was shot and killed by police and had reportedly been on parole since February for homicide. Armstrong is in stable condition and is charged with unlawful possession of a handgun.

NBC adds that police are investigating an attempted carjacking that occurred near the venue. Investigators also recovered multiple weapons after the shooting, one being a handgun “with an extended capacity magazine that contained more ammunition than permitted under New Jersey law.”

Hours after the shooting, people began gathering near the scene and dropping off flowers for victims.

Read more here.

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