1 dead, 20 wounded in shooting at New Jersey all-night arts festival

Two suspects have been identified by police. One is a 33-year-old man wjp was pronounced dead and the other was taken into police custody

Two suspects have been identified by police. One is a 33-year-old man wjp was pronounced dead and the other was taken into police custody

More than 20 people have been injured in a shooting at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, the state capital of New Jersey, that also left one suspect dead, a local prosecutor said.

Numerous 20 injured were treated for gunshot wounds, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said Sunday morning. "It's bad, I feel bad, especially on Father's Day", Rivas said.

Another suspect, Amir Armstrong is charged with a weapons offense and a third unidentified suspect is in critical condition.

Wells was sentenced in 2004 to 18 years in state prison after pleading guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Robert McNair during a dispute over who should drive a auto Wells had driven from a local bar. It is not related to terrorism.

The event was canceled after the shooting. Police had been trying to shut the festival down.

A spokeswoman for St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton said 10 victims were being treated there for minor injuries.

Among the injured is a 13-year-old, who is in extremely critical condition, CNN reported quoting the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office.

There are no metal detectors in the building, Onofri said.

Jerell Blakeley, a just-elected councilman-at-large, said that there had been "rumblings of hostility" at the festival in online comments on Saturday, showing on his phone a Facebook post that said: "Please. All hell broke loose", Angelo Nicolo of Trenton told the station.

"And everybody was running, and one cop ran in the middle of the street and shot at this guy", Forchion is heard saying on the video of the person not moving in the street.

Police say at approximately 2:45 a.m. officers already on active patrol in the vicinity of 635 South Clinton Avenue were alerted to several fights that broke out inside and outside the Roebling Market where the Arts All Night event was being held. "They bandaged him up and whisked him away", Mr Nicolo said.

Onofri said one suspect is believed to have been shot and killed by police.

Police are also investigating an attempted carjacking that occurred in a nearby alley. They were in various stages of being released, she said. At the time, officials say, the man may or may not have pointed a gun at the people in the auto.

Theresa Brown, who has been volunteering at Art All Night for 12 years, said she was leaving her volunteer shift when she heard "pop, pop, pop".

But gun control advocate Reba Tolley says that the openness of the event makes it special.

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