Trenton man is shot by teen who first offered to sell him handgun
TRENTON - A 24-year-old Trenton man was shot Saturday by a teenager who approached him and asked if he wanted to buy a handgun, police said.
The victim said he was walking on the 1100 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard around 6:20 p.m. when he was approached by a boy about 15 or 16 years of age. The boy asked if he wanted to purchase a handgun, then promptly pulled a gun from his pants and shot the victim, according to police.
The bullet struck the victim in the left thigh, and the teen fled towards Kirkbride Avenue and out of sight. The victim flagged down a motorist who drove him to Capital Health Regional Medical Center.
Police did not receive any calls for shots fired, and the first knowledge police gained of the shooting came from emergency room doctors. Detectives at the hospital could not get the man to pin down the exact location where the shooting took place, and police said he was uncooperative.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (609) 989-4170, or the Confidential Tip Line at (609) 989-3663.