Trenton, NJ, Shooting Kills 15-year-old Girl, Wounds Three Other Teens
TRENTON — A triple shooting on a city street Saturday has left a 15-year-old girl dead and two other teens hurt, one critically, according to authorities. A fourth teen also was injured in the same incident, police said, though she was not directly shot.
Shemiah Davis was shot and killed along Bellevue Avenue before 7 PM, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office announced.
A 19-year-old woman, whose name was not disclosed, was shot multiple times and remained hospitalized in critical condition, while a 17-year-old male also suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, law enforcement said.
The same shooting incident also involved a fourth person, another 19-year-old female, according to police, who was treated for injuries from glass and bullets fragments.
No arrests had been made as of early Sunday afternoon, stemming from the deadly violence.
Just over two months ago, a 16-year-old lifeguard was shot and killed on a Trenton street.
Dione Ellis was gunned down on the block of Prospect Street and Stuyvesant Avenue the weekend of July Fourth, in a shooting that left a second 16-year-old wounded.
A 30-year-old Trenton man was arrested and charged with murder days after Ellis' shooting, as reported by NJ.com.
Keith Jordan was the accused driver in that case, according to the same report.
“The scourge of gun violence in cities across America is profoundly impacting our communities. It is terrifying and unsettling to feel the weight of this issue so close to our home and our hearts,” Gusciora said in a written statement on Sunday.
He also said that gun violence in the city was down 20% compared to the same period last year, crediting a task force created by Acting Police Director Steve Wilson.