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Shooting at Arts Festival Kills One, Wounds 20

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7Dnews London - AP

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 20:03 GMT

Gunfire has rung out at an all-night arts festival in New Jersey, leaving one person dead and at least 20 injured.

The festival was being held in Trenton and the shooting began early Sunday morning. Festival goers stampeded from the scene in the wake of the gunfire.

Of the 20 injured, 16 were treated for gunshot wounds said Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri. Four of those, including a 13-year-old boy, were in a critical condition. 

According to the Associated Press, two suspects opened fire at about 2:45am during the Art All Night festival that showcases local art, music, food and films. One of the suspects, a 33-year-old man, was killed. Another suspect is in custody. 

Authorities say there were about 1 000 people in the area when the shooting started. 

Trenton resident Angelo Nicolo told Philadelphia 6ABC-TV that he and his brother were at the event when they heard loud popping sounds. He said people started running down the street. 

"I saw two police officers escort a guy that got shot in the leg. They bandaged him up and whisked him away," Nicolo said 

Local television stations showed numerous police vehicles at the scene. The Trentonian said that the venue for the festival was strewn with broken glass and other debris. The event began Saturday afternoon and was scheduled to conclude on Sunday afternoon. 


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