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Shooting at a New Jersey bar leaves 10 wounded

New Jersey police said 10 people were wounded early Saturday in a shooting at a Trenton bar.

Authorities said police were notified of gunfire at about 12:25 a.m. Saturday outside the J&J Liquor & Bar. Arriving officers found several victims in and around the bar.

Trenton police spokesman Capt. Stephen Varn said five men and five women were transported to local hospitals. He said one victim was critically wounded and taken into emergency surgery.

Varn said an investigation was ongoing.


As news of the shooting spread, City Councilman Jerell Blakeley said on Facebook: “This kind of carnage shouldn’t be normal but is becoming a common occurrence. Every time the weather breaks, the madness descends in this city. I am calling for bringing in the troopers and National Guard to the City.”

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