Officials need help in shooting death of 9-year-old girl in Kingsbury courtyard
Trenton, N.J. – The Mercer County Homicide Task Force is investigating a gun-related death last night in the Kingsbury Square courtyard, near Cooper Street. The victim is a 9-year-old female Trenton resident.
At 7:30 pm, police responded to a report of a fistfight in a large crowd, as well as an alert from the ShotSpotter system. Private security officers were on the premises at the time of the shooting.
The Trenton Police Department, along with the task force, are asking anyone with information regarding the early evening incident to please contact investigators. The tipline is (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayor Reed Gusciora issued the following statement:
"This horrific incident has taken the life of a child. There were many eyewitnesses to the shooting who can help hold this individual accountable. Please, we must step up together. I'm grieving for the family and friends whose hearts are absolutely broken on this morning. I know investigators are doing everything they can to bring about justice. But they need help from our residents."