TRENTON N.J. (PBN)  – The past 24 hours have seen a flurry of disturbing incidents in Trenton, leaving residents and Police concerned about public safety.

The first incident occurred around 6:50 p.m. on April 26 outside 635 S. Clinton Ave. Two males were engaged in a heated argument near the playground area when the situation escalated into violence. The victim sustained a small laceration to his abdomen during the altercation and sought refuge in a nearby laundromat, where an unidentified employee promptly called the police. The victim was subsequently taken to the hospital for treatment, receiving stitches for his injuries.

In a separate and tragic event, a hit-and-run incident claimed the life of a young male in his 20s. At approximately 3:10 a.m., concerned citizens flagged down Detective Kieffer in the Trenton Police headquarters parking lot, reporting a male down in front of 268 N. Clinton Ave. The victim was found lying on the street with severe injuries and was quickly transported to the hospital by TEMS. Despite efforts to save him, he tragically succumbed to his injuries.

Trenton Police are urging anyone with information about the hit-and-run incident to come forward and assist in the investigation. The Trenton Police Department can be reached at 609-989-4000.

Meanwhile, two separate fires added to the day’s chaos. The first fire, reported at 1 p.m. at 511 Center St, originated from debris in the rear of 511 Cass St. Fortunately, no injuries were reported in this incident.

A more devastating fire occurred at 37 Hills Pl. around 1:53 p.m., escalating to a two-alarm blaze that engulfed several houses (33-39 Hills Pl). While no injuries were reported among the residents, the Red Cross was contacted to assist eight displaced individuals from the affected dwellings.

Detective Kevin Williams of the Trenton Police Department, in collaboration with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, is spearheading the investigation into the cause of the fires, which remain undetermined at this time.

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