Why aren’t we hearing more about the mass shooting in New Jersey that left 22 injured and one dead? Here’s why:
Why isn’t a mass shooting with 20 shot the night before Father’s Day trending nationally? An AR-15 wasn’t used, it was in a state with some of the strictest gun laws and it was likely caused by a gang beef. All narrative killers so they won’t run with it. https://t.co/t12T75EGob
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) June 17, 2018
Exactly. More from NBC Philadelphia:
A New Jersey arts and music festival turned deadly early Sunday morning when a barrage of bullets flew into a large crowd, sending attendees stampeding and leaving 22 people injured and one suspect dead, authorities said.
The chaos broke out at the Arts All Night festival in Trenton around 2:45 a.m. Sunday, according to investigators.
The suspect who was killed, Tahajj Wells, was reportedly just released from prison:
Police say this morning’s shooting incident that left 22 people hurt at an arts festival in Trenton, NJ was sparked by a gang dispute. A suspect killed by police had just been released from prison. 13 year old critically hurt is now stable
— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) June 17, 2018
Police had tried to shut down the festival earlier in the night because of a fights but it didn’t happen in time:
— News12NJ (@News12NJ) June 17, 2018
More from News 12…
Police report that there were no metal detectors at the venue:
There were no metal detectors at the event, but Trenton’s mayor said Art All Night has been going on for 12 years and there has never been any problems in the past.
And there was a carjacking outside the event after the shooting took place:
Prosecutors say they are also investigating an attempted carjacking that took place in alleyway nearby in the aftermath of the shooting. They say a suspect approached a vehicle with three occupants, and possibly pointed gun at the individuals in the car. But it’s unclear if that incident is related to the festival shooting.
A second suspect is under arrest:
Law enforcement in Trenton, NJ says mass shooting at an arts festival overnight was gang related. 1 suspect killed, 1 arrested. 22 people injured… most by gunshots. I’ll have the latest on @NBCNightlyNews. pic.twitter.com/uEHPpHPROh
— Blake McCoy (@BlakeNBC) June 17, 2018
And apparently the gang members didn’t read any of the “don’t shoot people” material from the Moms Demand booth that was at the festival:
Reports indicate that at least 22 people were injured when gunfire broke out at an arts festival in Trenton, NJ. One suspected gunman was killed and another is in police custody. NJ Moms Demand Action volunteers had a booth at the event. https://t.co/03LveYJPrO
— Moms Demand Action (@MomsDemand) June 17, 2018