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Prosecutor: Shooting at outside gathering in NJ kills 1, wounds 2

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Posted at 2:51 PM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 14:51:21-04

TRENTON, N.J. — A triple shooting killed one man and wounded two others over the weekend, authorities in New Jersey said.

The Mercer County prosecutor’s office said a gathering of 30 to 40 people in front of a Trenton home was fired upon by one or more suspects at about 11:40 p.m. Saturday.

Prosecutors said 38-year-old Robert Smith was struck in the head and died at a hospital.

A 19-year-old Hamilton man was hit in the buttocks and a 44-year-old Trenton man was struck in the back, authorities said.

Prosecutors said more than a dozen shell casings were found and two vehicles were also struck.