Sixteen Shot in Overnight Arts Festival in Trenton, New Jersey

New Jersey Art All Night Shooting Trenton

A shoot-out erupted in a 24-hour arts festival held in a warehouse in Trenton New Jersey last night.

Nearly two dozen people were injured after gunfire broke out early Sunday during a fight at an all-night art event in New Jersey’s capital city, leaving one suspect dead and authorities investigating if any others were involved.

Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri said at a news conference that a total of 20 people were injured in the shooting, 16 of which were treated for gunshot wounds at nearby hospitals. A second suspect is in custody.

Police exchanged gunfire with at least one of the two suspects and one is dead.

Police have identified at least two suspects in the shooting. One, a 33-year-old man, was been pronounced dead while the other was taken into police custody. Onofri said that authorities are investigating if the suspect was shot and killed by someone else, or police. Trenton police at the scene told NJ.com that officers engaged with at least one gunman.

We eagerly await governor Phil Murphy’s statement explaining that still more strict gun control laws will solve New Jersey’s crime problem.

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  1. avatar Hasaf says:

    Fake news. We know that firearms are strictly controlled in New Jersey. Therefore there is no way this could have happened.

    (sympathies for those involved)

    1. avatar Gnius says:

      I do not think you understand the anti-gun logic. If something good happened it was because of the strict gun laws. If something bad happened, it was in spite of them. There is literally no event that could defy their logic. If something bad happens despite strict gun control, it was either because it was not strict enough, or if all the guns have already been banned from civilian ownership, then it was because of knife control shoe control car control or whatever other control they want to make up.

      1. avatar Mike says:

        Indeed, that is why despite gun control being proven to not work they frame it as:
        ‘This new gun control law did nothing, proving we need more…”

      2. avatar Stephen Graham says:

        Magnificently unclear, run-on sentence. No one has any idea what you are trying to say. I would go back and sue your grade school English teacher.

    2. avatar frank speak says:

      looks gang-related…no crazy white guys this time….

      1. avatar Nigel the Expat says:

        Surprise! Thug violence in the progressive utopia of New Jersey.

    3. avatar Hannibal says:

      bad guys must have been shooting from Pennsylvania.

  2. avatar SirTri says:

    Thank goodness the 10Round Mag Rule went into effect this past Thursday. Can you imagine the carnage and warfare had Murphy not enact additional gun control legislations? Not only has ALL of my taxes (gas,sales,real estate, Decrease deductions) gone up, I am currently a criminal because not all of my “equipment” have 10 round mags and now I have to spend more money to decriminalize myself.

    1. avatar CZJay says:

      Two shooters with 10 round magazines shot 16 people. Bruh, that accuracy is unreal!

      1. avatar Leighton Cavendish says:

        When you have to use one hand to hold up your pants, it significantly impacts your hit ratio…as does “pushing” the bullets out of the gun.

        1. avatar Geoff PR says:

          Looking at the pics of the event, it was a diverse crowd.

          http://www.artallnighttrenton.org/

          White and Black folks. Not a typical ‘banger’ crowd…

          https://twitter.com/aantrenton/media

        2. avatar neiowa says:

          White broz?

      2. avatar Moltar says:

        plot twist: 15 of the wounded were wounded by the police during the shootout.

        NOTE: Probably not true but still wouldn’t really surprise me at all if it was true.

      3. avatar Ranger Rick says:

        Actual injury count is now 20.

        1. avatar neiowa says:

          Injured and wounded are NOT synonyms.

    2. avatar frank speak says:

      probably blame the “lax” gun laws in Pennsylvania……

  3. avatar John Q Public says:

    DemoCommies in NJ .Gov will blame other states for “looser firearms control…” Criminals will of course bring their “easy access firearms” back to “heavy control NJ” to complete their criminal endeavors…That’s what Theyll say….

    1. avatar Ranger Rick says:

      And none of the media addresses the fact it was the “Usual Suspects”.
      I wonder if the perps were NRA members?

      1. avatar California Richard says:

        Ya… just like all those NRA members killing eachother in Chicago.

    2. avatar ollie says:

      The Governor will enact emergency legislation banning the sale and possession of firearms in New Jersey’s new 10,000 mile extraterritorial jurisdiction.

  4. avatar Bob999 says:

    All night event with alcohol in New Jersey…sounds like a gangbanger magnet. A large event that is likely a “gun free zone”, in a state that is fundamentally a gun free zone no less, is what I call a free fire zone to be avoided.

    1. avatar Ranger Rick says:

      Nothing good happens at 3 am in Jersey.

      1. avatar CZJay says:

        I heard the same thing for a waffle house or a Denny’s.

        1. avatar anonymoose says:

          3 AM is the best time to visit Denny’s, Waffle House, and IHOP. Just don’t bring my psycho cousin to Waffle House. She called somebody the N-word and then bit the cook’s ear off for no reason.

        2. avatar California Richard says:

          Be the craziest person in the room, and you won’t have to worry about running in to a crazy person.

      2. avatar neiowa says:

        Correction it’s – “Nothing good happens after midnight”

        I hope my teenage sons believe me and understand.

        1. avatar JasonM says:

          Correction: It’s nothing good happens in New Jersey.

  5. avatar CZJay says:

    I wonder how many highly trained cops shot innocent people when they engaged the active shooter. Imagine how many would have died if some of those victims had a CCW. Thank Lucifer, that wasn’t the case.

    1. avatar SirTri says:

      And his name IS Murphy

    2. avatar Huntmaster says:

      Thank God the NYCPD wasn’t involved. They’d still be counting the bodies.

  6. avatar Toopak says:

    I would have never guessed that it was Amish type folks…. so sad.

    1. avatar SirTri says:

      That’s a “LOTT” to say….

    2. avatar Mr Lizard says:

      It appears to be the work of Makandan separatists

    3. avatar CZJay says:

      It probably was a bunch of Russians getting rowdy for the World Cup. They love roulette.

      1. avatar Dave in PTC says:

        I heard it was a large gathering of Macedonian Content Farmers on holiday. Rough bunch of folks, according to Hillary Clinton.

        But seriously, its New Jersey, what can you expect?

  7. avatar CTstooge says:

    First I’ve heard “Trenton” and “Arts Festival” in the same sentence. Ever.

    1. avatar Quasimofo says:

      Truth. “Trenton”, “All Night”, and “Art” are 3 terms that should never come together in the reality-based community. I had to double-check to make sure I read it right.

      I’m sure us Pennsyltuckians and our “weak” firearms laws will somehow take some heat after this…

  8. avatar kap says:

    Democrat pinko’s dark ops strike again as an older twisted sister made a move on a young one and he took no chit man! MS-13 against the Crip’s or the Bloods maybe the KKK and the BLM group! who knows, probably instigated by the Governor so he could get talking points an proof that stricter policies are needed Zzz!
    Investigate him for armament running! better yet probably can’t keep it in his pants either

  9. avatar Dancing Federal Agent says:

    Ouch, only 800 miles from where I live. I guess it makes me an arts festival survivor.

    1. avatar California Richard says:

      Love your name….. maybe the Feds did a flash mob choreographed dance number and all dropped their guns durring the hand stand bit….. you know the rest….

  10. avatar Ralph says:

    Another case where New Jersey’s commonsensegunreformlaws were thwarted by the Iron River of guns flowing into the Garbage Dump State from less enlightened jurisdictions like New York.

  11. avatar Darkman says:

    Who cares it’s Jersey !!! Just more dead Libs. 3 2 1 Let the pissing and moaning begin.

  12. avatar former water walker says:

    Soooo…Joizey is gonna’ be even MORE effed up. What’re they shooting?!? BB guns??? No dead folks and 20 shot?

  13. avatar GS650G says:

    Here comes the candlelight vigil and march on Washington demanding the authorities confiscate guns from everyone.

    1. avatar Dave in PTC says:

      Yep. That’s for sure.

      Everytime this stuff happens I hear that little voice in my head…”keep your powder dry”.

  14. avatar Roadrunner says:

    There were 70 shell casings picked up, sounds like quite the melee. Guessing most were cops. This could end up like that bar in Waco.

    This was pushed in the Princeton area, folks asked if I wanted to go. Explains the diversity of the crowd. I suppose everyone wants to make Trenton someplace you’d want to visit, God bless them.

    Comments from mayor this morning were despicable, said it was a public health problem. New mayor voted in the other day, sjw type, he’ll be no better.

    1. avatar Southern Cross says:

      Someone using “suppressive fire” techniques? (aka: missing)

      1. avatar john says:

        FYI…..spilled from a fight then gun fight inside the building to outside the building. Thugs were shooting inside…cops engaged once they ran outside and continued shooting in the crowd and attempted to run away. All the shots expended happened in less than 30 seconds. It was definitely the concrete wild west.

  15. avatar Waffensammler98 says:

    The morning after that cucked bitch Murphy signed more gun control laws into effect, I walked into the county sherrif’s office in NC and handed in my CHL application. In a couple weeks to a month, I’ll be able to go about my business legally armed, not to mention finally start my handgun collection. So glad I got out of NJ after all these years.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      Just out of curiosity, what does “cucked” mean to you in this context? Do you have personal knowledge of his spouse having an affair?

      1. avatar Waffensammler98 says:

        I’ve heard it used as some sort of newfangled right-leaning internet speak, meaning the “cucked” person in question is a fool who blindly follows leftist dogma and doesn’t understand the world for what it really is, like one who has been”red-pilled”. Being an older Marine, I am around younger guys who use these terms freely. I just hang on and enjoy the ride

        1. avatar Matt in FL says:

          I really dislike the use of the word, because it’s so often used in a similar way to kids who have just learned to cuss, without real understanding, just to sound cool. However, your explanation was outstanding. Cheers, and Semper Fi!

    2. avatar frank speak says:

      just follow the path blazed by Sarco…..

  16. avatar J - C Pub says:

    Trenton police scanner is weekend entertainment.

    2 of the funniest i ever heard …… Man trying to steal running air conditioner from window , now in tug of war with homeowner over it.

    Naked man , in street , on crutches with broken leg , firing gun in air … ( may have mixed his pain meds with booze ! )

  17. avatar Sasquatch says:

    Wow. 3 am “arts festival” in Trenton? Liquor bottles in the parking lot? Melee ensues? I’m shocked, SHOCKED, there was a shooting. Name that perpetrator; no mention in the fake news outlets.

    1. avatar Adub says:

      Other news reported it as a “music and arts festival.” Which would explain why it was going strong at 3 am…

  18. avatar billy-bob says:

    No ‘religion of peace’ then?

  19. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    It just can’t be,as New Effing Jersey is a Commiecrat utopia where they have strict gun control.
    sympathies for those involved

  20. avatar Chris Mallory says:

    AP is reporting that a local official blames a “neighborhood beef” for the shooting.

    “Of 17 people treated for gunshot wounds, four of them, including a 13-year-old boy, remain in critical condition late Sunday morning, said Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri.

    The shots rang out around 2:45 a.m. during the Art All Night Trenton festival that showcases local art, music, food and films. Onofri said a 33-year-old man was killed, apparently by police, and the second suspect is in custody. He said a “neighborhood beef” is behind the shooting.”

  21. avatar john says:

    posted on later article but i think it is also pertinent here….

    I was there. The shooting started directly behind the ‘moms demand action’ table. Ironic?

    Of course these dimwits still don’t understand that the thugs that committed this heinous act will shoot someone like disobeying the speed limit. They are CRIMINALS and criminals do not follow the law, therefore neutering any effect of a new law.

    The police should be commended for their excellent job in such a chaotic and crowded situation. They do not always react well but seeing first hand this incident I can say without a doubt it was handled with much professionalism and courage.

    The cops were attempting to shut down the event when this unfolded. There were multiple fights earlier and the cops decided, smartly, that this would just foment more unrest as the people involved in earlier fights were still there and not leaving. They almost had the entire event cleared when a fight started inside the building, which lead to the shooting.

    There is also a news story from the local paper, the trentonian, that has a screen grab from a womans facebook page post 15 hours before the event took place stating to stay away from it because it was going to be shot up.

    I am thankful that no police, volunteers or workers were injured in the shooting.

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