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.
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.
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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."