10 people injured in drive-by shooting outside of bar in Trenton, New Jersey.
Shots Fired Outside Ramoneros Liquor and Bar in the Northern Section of Trenton, New Jersey
According to The New York Times, on Saturday morning outside of Ramoneros Liquor and Bar located on the corner of Brunswick Avenue and Middle Rose Street, 2 men in a car fired more than 30 shots at a crowd standing outside of the bar. The shooting left 10 people injured and hospitalized.
Police have not confirmed the motive of the shooting, but believe it was retaliation. The gunmen have yet to be identified, but video surveillance footage may have provided a lead on the vehicle that the men were driving.
Prior to this shooting, there have been 4 homicides just this past month in the Trenton area.
Large History of Violence in the Area. Does Trenton Have an Issue with Gun Violence?
According to The New York Times, back in June of 2018 there was a similar incidents in which 22 people were injured in a shooting during an arts festival in Trenton.
After this horrific shooting, Mayor W. Reed Gusciora assured the people of Trenton an expansion of police patrols. Evidently, Trenton’s gun violence has persisted. Mayor Gusciora believes that federal gun laws must be strengthened in order to solve the issue. Gusciora states, “New Jersey has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, but guns are easily accessible in some nearby states. This is why we need federal solutions to the gun violence epidemic.”