TRENTON — Three people were shot in broad daylight, killing one of the victims, while another victim was stabbed at a bar during a violent weekend in New Jersey's capital city.

Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said the two men found with gunshot wounds on Randall Avenue and a third on Beatty Street in front of the Las Delicias bakery around 1:30 p.m. were targeted.  The man found on Beatty Street was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.  He was identified as Jamir McNeil, 25, of Trenton.

According to a tally by, Sunday's shooting was the 10th homicide in Trenton this year.

Aerial view of a shooting scene in Trenton 5/2/22
Aerial view of a shooting scene in Trenton 5/2/22 (

Several hours later, a man was stabbed outside the Broadway Bar on South Broad Street, according to city spokesman Timothy Carroll.

After an argument with a female bartender, another customer intervened and asked the man to step outside. Officers found the man outside bleeding from the leg. An investigation is ongoing.

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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.

Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.

You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.

Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:

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