Raceless Trenton Shooting: "Neighborhood Beef" With 20 Injured, One Dead Means Probably Black Shooter, "Leaded Law" In Effect
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Fox News reports on a shooting at an arts festival (white, gentrifying) in Trenton, New Jersey, a place mostly not white and in need of gentrification.

Nearly two dozen people were injured after gunfire broke out early Sunday during a fight at an all-night art event in New Jersey’s capital city, leaving one suspect dead which authorities said appeared to be caused by "neighborhood beef."

Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said at a news conference that a total of 22 people were injured in the shooting, 17 of whom were treated for gunshot wounds at nearby hospitals. A second suspect is in custody.

"It's a massive crime scene," Onofri said.

Two suspects opened fire shortly before 2:45 a.m. at the 24-hour Art All Night show in the Roebling Market section of the city, according to Onofri, who told The Associated Press a "neighborhood beef" was behind the shooting.


Police have identified at least two suspects in the shooting. One, a 33-year-old man, was pronounced dead while the other was taken into police custody. Onofri said authorities "believe" the suspect who died was shot and killed by police. Trenton police at the scene told NJ.com that officers engaged with at least one gunman.….

Onofri said that authorities are also investigating an attempted carjacking that took place in the area after the shooting. Three people were in a vehicle when a man came up and pointed a gun at them, the prosecutor said. Their vehicle sustained "some damage" during the confrontation, he added, without releasing further details.

A witness told The Trentonian he witnessed a fight break out before gunshots rang out, with several punches being thrown. 

"I saw two punches and then heard several gunshots," Franco Roberts said. 

New Jersey arts festival shooting leaves 22 injured, 1 suspect dead, officials say

By Travis Fedschun, Dom Calicchio, June 17, 2018

So when we're dealling with a "neighborhood beef" the first question is "What kind of neighborhood?" The screenshot above is Google Street Maps, just around the corner from the music festival, whose organizers probably thought they'd hired enough security.

The fact that there are two people shooting at each other over a fist-fight, and that carjackings are going on around them all means that it's probably black violence in a black neighborhood, but because of the attempted gentrification, a lot of white victims.

The first clue to all this is really the "20 injured, one dead" statistic.

I did a column on what one blogger calls the "Leaded Law", which is that mass shootings where many are injured, but few are killed is likely to be a black gangster shooting because of racial differences in marksmanship:

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