10 People Injured After Shooting Outside New Jersey Bar

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An early morning shooting outside a bar in Trenton, New Jersey, has left at least 10 people injured.

Authorities were first notified that gunfire had broken out at the Ramoneros Liquor and Bar around 12:25 a.m. on Saturday, The New York Times reports. Upon arrival, officers found several victims in and around the bar.

Five men and five women were transported to local hospitals, Trenton Police Spokesman Capt. Stephen Varn told the Associated Press, adding that one of the victims had been rushed into emergency surgery with a critical injury.

The youngest victim is a 23-year-old woman while the oldest is a 36-year-old male, according to police.

Trenton mayor’s office spokesperson Santiago Melli-Huber told the Times that nine people had been shot, while another person suffered minor injuries while fleeing.

Giving an eyewitness account of the incident, Norman Hutto, a Trenton resident who lives nearby the bar, told NBC10 that after hearing “a couple” of “loud gunshots,” he left his residence to see what was going on.

“By the time I got down, it was just crazy everywhere,” he shared.

According to the outlet, all of the victims are expected to recover.

In a series of statements shared on Facebook, Trenton City Councilman-at-Large Jerell Blakeley wrote that he was “shocked, disappointed and horrified that gun violence would once again impact more than nine families in the city I love.”

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Maria Pasquini