20 Injured in Shooting at New Jersey Art All Night Festival

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Shooting broke out at an all-night art festival in Trenton, New Jersey early on Sunday, sending people stampeding from the scene and leaving one suspect dead and 20 people injured, a local prosecutor said.

20 Injured in Shooting at New Jersey Art All Night Festival

Sixteen of the 20 injured were treated for gunshot wounds, Mercer county prosecutor Angelo Onofri said on Sunday morning. Four of those, including a 13-year-old boy, were in critical condition.

He said two suspects opened fire around 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 said about 1,000 people were in the area when the shooting started, AP reported.

Trenton resident Angelo Nicolo told Philadelphia 6ABC-TV 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 TV 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 on Saturday afternoon and was scheduled to conclude on Sunday afternoon.

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