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4 shot, 7-year-old boy struck by dirt bike at NJ back-to-school event

Posted at 6:41 PM, Aug 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-19 18:41:41-04

TRENTON, N.J. — Authorities in New Jersey say four people were wounded and a child was struck by a dirt bike when gunfire broke out at a community event in Trenton.

Neighbors said the 8:30 p.m. Saturday shooting occurred at the end of an event in which back-to-school supplies were given to children. Lt. Stephen Varn said several people on dirt bikes and possibly all-terrain vehicles pulled up and opened fire.

Two men and a woman struck by gunfire were taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center. Varn said a fourth victim found a few blocks away was also taken there and listed in critical condition.

Officials said one of the fleeing assailants struck a 7-year-old boy with a dirt bike. The child was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.