Trenton police investigating double shooting

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a double shooting in New Jersey’s capital city.

One victim was pronounced dead and another person was seriously injured in the shooting that took place on Tuesday, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor.

Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, Trenton police responded to a Shot Spotter activation for multiple rounds fired in the 1100 block of N. Willow Street in Trenton.

When they arrived at the scene, officers found two adult victims — one man and one woman.

Responding officers located a vehicle that had crashed into the side of 931 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the Life in the Word Outreach Ministry. The vehicle was heavily damaged and appeared to have numerous bullet holes.

Shimon Nesmith Jr., 19, of Trenton, was on scene suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

A 21-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to the face and was transported to the hospital by private vehicle. She remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition.

Officials said no information is available on the woman’s condition and no arrests have been made.

The investigators are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406.

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