A shooting at a 24-hour arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey — Art All Night — has left at least one person dead, according to reports. The suspect is the person who is dead, while approximately others were injured in the shooting. One of the victims, who is in critical condition, is a 13-year-old boy.
A second suspect is in custody.
The shooting occurred at the 12th annual Art All Night festival. Multiple weapons were reportedly recovered from the scene.
“My sympathy goes out to the victims and their families,” Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson said at a Sunday morning press conference. “All shootings are a crisis. This is not just a random act of violence – this is a public health issue.”
The remainder of the event has been canceled. A statement from the festival on social media read:
It’s with great regret that we announce that the remainder of Art All Night has been cancelled due to a tragic incident that occurred overnight.
We’re still processing much of this and we don’t have many answers at this time but please know that our staff, our volunteers, our artists and musicians all seem to be healthy and accounted for. Our sincere, heartfelt sympathies are with those who were injured.
We know there are a lot of questions and a lot of speculation at this point. We’re still trying ourselves to piece this entire situation together. What we do know is that we are currently unable to release any submitted artwork that is currently inside the Roebling Wire Works building. That being said, we promise you we’ll be in touch as soon as we have more questions we information on this. We truly appreciate your understanding and patience during this incredibly difficult and confusing situation.
We’re very shocked. We’re deeply saddened. Our hearts ache and our eyes are blurry but our dedication and resolve to building a better Trenton through community, creativity and inspiration will never fade. Not tonight. Not ever.
This is a developing situation. More information will be provided as it becomes available.