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Girl, 4, Grazed by Bullet, Parents Shot as Gunman Fires Into Car in Trenton

Girl, 4, Grazed by Bullet, 2 Adults Shot as Gunman Opens Fire on Car in Trenton

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A 4-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet, while both her parents were shot, when a gunman opened fire on a car in Trenton Friday night.

The three, along with an 8-year-old son, were inside the car when someone dressed in all black fired “several” rounds at them on the 200 block of Perry Street shortly after 9 p.m., the Trenton Police Department said.

The girl was grazed in the back of the head, while her 30-year-old mom was shot in the upper shoulder and her 34-year-old dad was hit several times in the arm and torso, the TPD said. The 8-year-old boy was not injured.

"It’s unthinkable for children to endure such reckless, pointless violence at their age, especially in front of loved ones where they should feel the safest. The family was returning from a birthday party for a relative," Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora said in a statement.

He called on Police Director Sheilah Coley to "place every available resource on the streets" to prevent even further bloodshed in the summer.

The gunman who shot the family remains on the loose. Anyone with information is asked to call the TPD’s anonymous tip line at 609-989-DRUG (3784).

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