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New Jersey arts festival shooting leaves 22 wounded, 1 suspect dead

A shooting early Sunday at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey, left 22 people injured and one of the two shooting suspects dead. The other suspect has been taken into custody. Among the wounded, four are in critical condition, one of them a 13-year-old boy. Some of those hurt were not shot but were injured in a stampede that occurred as festival patrons attempted to escape the violence.

The suspects have not been identified. Mercer County prosecutor Angelo Onofri reported later Sunday the shooting was linked to a "neighborhood beef" and had no connection to terrorism. Some eyewitnesses reported an argument and fistfight at the scene before gunfire rang out. "It absolutely could have been worse given the confined space and the number of shots that appear to have been fired," Onofri said.

"All shootings, whether larger or small, are a crisis," said Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson. "This isn't just a random act of violence. This is a public health issue."

This is a breaking news story and has been updated throughout.