TO UPDATE: The mayor of Trenton confirmed that it was a shooting from a vehicle. Read more here
A shootout at a North Trenton bar early Saturday wounded 11 people, police in Trenton said.
The city police was notified at 12:25 a.m. of the shots in the 300 block of Brunswick Avenue and arrived to find numerous victims in and around a bar on the block.
Trenton police spokesman Captain Stephen Varn said ambulance teams had taken five men and five women to local hospitals. One victim was seriously injured and two male victims were taken to emergency surgery, he said. Of the 11 injured, 10 were shot while an eleventh victim suffered abrasions during the incident.
After 10 shots in Trenton, the "butchery should not be normal," says a city official
"I am sick and tired that this city can not enjoy a pleasant spring day without the possibility of absolute chaos and slaughter committed by a few dissolute and evil," he said.
The police expect everyone to survive.
It happened at Ramoneros Liquor & Bar (formerly J & J Liquor & Bar and at the Stokes bar), according to Melli-Huber.
It is the second shooting in the city in almost a year that has hurt 9 or more people. In June 2018, shots at the Art All Night festival injured or injured about 30 people and a man, presumably an armed man, was shot dead by the police officers who responded.
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