What: Press Conference discussing the latest in a double homicide late Tuesday night that claimed the lives of two brothers - one 16, the other 8 years old - at their home on the 200 block of Mulberry Street.
This event will exercise social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines. Please wear a mask.
When: Today, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Trenton Police Headquarters on 225 N Clinton Ave #1, Trenton N.J.
Who: Mayor W. Reed Gusciora, Police Director Sheilah A. Coley, City Council President Kathy McBride.
Statement from Mayor Gusciora:
Late last night, two children - one 16, the other just 8 - were murdered in their home.
I’m stunned by this act of cowardice and complete disregard for human life. I’m outraged. God only knows how the family must feel. My heart breaks for their loss, and I’m sorry that this city’s reckless violence has claimed the lives of those so young.
Earlier this year we reached out to our community when two children playing in a park were injured in a shooting. We asked for more unity against violent crime. We asked for more witnesses to come forward. We asked for more parents to get involved.
We’re still asking. We are going to ask and ask and keep asking until more of us stand up against the violence. Until more of us refuse to ignore what’s going on in our neighborhoods.
It’s time for this city to treat an assault on one of our residents - on one of our children - as an assault on us all, so that any person who recklessly endangers the life of another will find no shelter or support within Trenton.
We want a city where it’s not just our cameras or patrols that criminals should worry about, but the watchful eye of every resident that wants a neighborhood where their children can play safety.
And we won’t rest until we have it. We are going to do everything we can to make this right.