New Jersey

Second Mass Shooting in Trenton in Days Leaves Teen Dead, 5 Hurt

Five are hurt, one is dead after gunfire erupts late Monday night along Trenton's Walnut Avenue

What to Know

  • A mass shooting in Trenton, New Jersey, the second in a matter of days, has left a teen dead and five other injured.
  • Unique Anderson, 18, died from his wounds. The other shooting victims ranged from 18 to 22 years old.
  • The shooting came after 10 were struck in a weekend drive-by.

The Memorial Day Weekend that began with a mass shooting in Trenton, New Jersey, has ended with another mass shooting, this time leaving six shot and a teen dead.

The gunfire erupted just before 11:30 p.m. Monday along the unit block of Walnut Avenue in New Jersey’s capital city, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said. A neighbor said she heard dozens of gunshots.

Police found 18-year-old Unique Anderson with multiple gunshot wounds to his head and body, prosecutors said. He died a short time later at the hospital.

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Four men ranging from 18 to 22 years old and one 20-year-old woman were treated for gunshot wounds, investigators said.

Prosecutors said there is no information connecting this shooting to an early Saturday drive-by shooting at a bar that left 10 people shot.

Both shootings remained under investigation.

Violence has become an uneasy way of life for parents living in some Trenton neighborhoods.

"Half of my friends have buried their kids, just about all the people I went to school with," neighbor Tara Warren, who heard the gunshots Monday night, said. "Some of my friends buried both their children."

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