DEVELOPING: At least one person is dead and 20 people were injured after a wild shootout at a 24-hour art event in Trenton, New Jersey, according to authorities. https://t.co/Btzqdr1a7b pic.twitter.com/jbMtfwcilh
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The dead man was one of the shooters.
Courtesy of the NYT:
One person was killed and at least 17 people were shot early Sunday morning at an all-night arts festival in Trenton in what may have been a neighborhood dispute unrelated to the event, the authorities said.
The person who was killed, a 33-year-old man, was believed to have been shot dead by the police and was one of multiple gunmen, according to the Mercer County prosecutor’s office. Officials said a second gunman had been arrested, and that it was possible there were others.
The authorities said they did not have any reason to believe the festival was targeted or that the shooting was an act of terrorism, Casey DeBlasio, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office, said. She said the authorities were investigating a nearby carjacking in connection with the shooting and that multiple other motives were being considered.
The shooting happened around 2:50 a.m. at the Art All Night festival at Roebling Wire Works in Trenton.
Ms. DeBlasio said four people, including a 13-year-old boy, were in critical condition. A total of 22 people were injured, including the 17 who were shot.
Not being called terrorism because non-Muslims apparently, but still seems pretty terrorizing to me.
If it DOES turn out to have been a neighborhood dispute it is too bad that access to guns turned a potential fistfight into a bloodbath that injured almost two dozen people.
I guess the best thing we can say about this is at least the death toll was small.
So far at least.