TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Trenton Police and the Mercer County Homicide Task Force are investigating a shooting that happened just after 6:30 Pm in the 100 block of Pennington Ave. One female sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was transported to Capital Health trauma center where she was later pronounced dead, another person sustained a gunshot wound to the head and Trenton Ems transported the individual to the hospital where they were pronounced dead, a third person suffered a gunshot to the hand.

UPDATE FROM THE PROSECUTORS OFFICE: The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a shooting incident that occurred Sunday night in the city. At approximately 6:35 p.m. on March 26, 2023, Trenton Police responded to a Spot Shotter activation for multiple rounds in the 100 block of Pennington Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located two gunshot victims at the intersection of Monroe Street and Pennington Avenue. An adult female suffering from multiple gunshot wounds was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead a short time later. An adult male was transported to the hospital and is being treated for a gunshot wound to the hand. While on scene, police learned from a concerned citizen that the suspect was inside of a residence on Pennington Avenue. Officers entered the residence and located the suspect, an adult male, deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. A firearm was located next to his body.


The investigation is ongoing. Police believe this is an isolated incident and there is no immediate threat to the public. Anyone with information is asked to contact MCHTF Detective Luis Vega at 609-989-6406.

Last night’s fatal shooting the victim has been identified as Nyeisha Saunders, 41, of Trenton. Ms. Saunders’ 19-year-old son is the surviving victim who was shot in the hand. Police have identified Antione Brown, 46, of Trenton, as the individual who shot Ms. Saunders and her son before shooting himself. Brown and Ms. Saunders had a previous dating relationship.

Thomas Peterson is the Editor in Chief and founder of Peterson’s Breaking News of Trenton. Thomas founded PBT in 2012.