Posted on March 13, 2014

Police: Two Trenton Men Shot at Homicide Scene Outside After-Hours Night Club

Nicole Mulvaney, Times of Trenton, March 10, 2014

One city man is critically wounded and another was injured today when shots were fired toward an impromptu memorial at the illegal, after-hours night club on Martin Luther King Boulevard where another city man died and others were seriously injured early Saturday morning, officials said.

A 44-year-old Trenton man is in extremely critical condition tonight after being shot in the head around 4 p.m. while sitting inside an SUV parked outside 919 Martin Luther King Blvd., Saturday’s homicide scene, said Casey DeBlasio, a spokeswoman for the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

“Multiple rounds were fired into the SUV,” DeBlasio said. “The SUV was struck multiple times.”


Another man, identified as a 21-year-old city resident, was shot in the hand while standing in a group of about 20 mourners gathered near the memorial site, Police Lt. Steve Varn said. {snip}

“Witness reports indicate there was one shooter that approached the area on foot who fired at the SUV and at the group of people, and fled,” DeBlasio said.

Police are investigating whether Saturday’s shootings are related to today’s incident, she said. {snip}

“They are investigating possible ties,” DeBlasio said. All avenues are being investigated, including the possibility of gang ties, she said.

In Saturday’s attack at the after-hours club, Charles White, 43, was shot in the head and pronounced dead hours later, DeBlasio said.

Several others were injured, including a 30-year-old Ewing man shot in the heart, lung and lower extremities who remains in critical condition tonight at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, Varn said.

Police were called out to the establishment just before 5 a.m. on Saturday and found four people shot, First Assistant Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said. {snip}